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    each vs every, by vs before

    Hi,

    'Each card can pay up to 7 full-fare rides at once, and must be used by the expiration date shown'.

    Is the by same as before in this context?
    I am not sure if I am right, but it seems that in spoken AmE they use each for every which is not grammatically correct.

    Thanks!

    Alex.

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    Re: each vs every, by vs before

    Yes, you could use both "by" or "before" in this sentence. I'm not sure I understand the second part of the question though... Can you give an example?

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    Re: each vs every, by vs before

    I must disagree with onlineenglishclasses. There is a difference between by and before. Americans must file their US income tax returns by April 15 each year, i.e. before April 16.
    Last edited by probus; 18-Apr-2013 at 07:25.

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