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    #1

    in . by

    My parents will be going to the United Kingdom to attend my brotherís graduation ______ January.
    Choose one answer.
    1) in
    2) at
    3) on
    4)by
    I am confused about in and by

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    Re: in . by

    In a month.
    On a date.
    At a time.

    By would mean that it will happen before that date. It actually would work grammatically, but it's not the expected answer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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