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    by/until that time

    Hello,

    1)By that time, everyone was too tired to do anything.

    .By that time, everyone had been too tired to do anything.

    2)Until that time, everyone was too tired to do anything.

    .Until that time, everyone had been too tired to do anything.

    I can't figure out if I must use past perfect or simple past after 'by/until that time' while using 'was/were'. Could you please give the answer me?

    Thanks.

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    Re: by/until that time

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    1)By that time, everyone was too tired to do anything.

    .By that time, everyone had been too tired to do anything.

    2)Until that time, everyone was too tired to do anything.

    .Until that time, everyone had been too tired to do anything.

    I can't figure out if I must use past perfect or simple past after 'by/until that time' while using 'was/were'. Could you please give the answer me?

    Thanks.
    Do you understand that your sentences with "by" have a different meaning from those with "until"?

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