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    Until then vs. by then

    Please explain to me the difference between until then and by then in the following sentences.

    I can't leave on Tuesday. I won't be ready until then/by then. Thank you.

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    Re: Until then vs. by then

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please explain to me the difference between until then and by then in the following sentences.

    I can't leave on Tuesday. I won't be ready until then/by then. Thank you.
    With 'until then', you will be ready on Tuesday. With 'by then', you will not.

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