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    when and by the time

    What's the difference between when and by the time?
    How can use them?

    Thank you ..

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    Re: when and by the time

    Quote Originally Posted by Vittorio_Italia View Post
    What's the difference between "when" and "by the time"?
    How can use them? How are they used?

    Thank you.
    There is no single simple answer to that, but basically "when" means "at the time specified" and "by the time" means "sometime before the time specified". Here is an example:

    When you get here, we will go shopping.
    By the time you get here, I wil have been shopping.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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