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    by the time

    In a country where one in 20 young men could die of cancer by the age of 70, it is essential that the ban on the sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco be effectively enforced in every State and Union Territory.

    Can we put "up to" or "to" at the place of "by" without changing the meaning? If not please explain the difference?

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    Re: by the time

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Can we put "up to" or "to" at the place of "by" without changing the meaning?
    No
    If not please explain the difference?
    'By' suggests 'at or before'. The others don't.

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    Re: by the time

    Thanks for the reply.You can find the whole article at below link.
    Reducing the harm - The Hindu: Mobile Edition

    Now please explain.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: by the time

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Now please explain.
    I did. Which part of post #2 did you not understand?

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    Re: by the time

    Thanks for the reply.
    Does "by" mean here "not later than a particular time or date"?
    Can we replace it with "till" ?

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    Re: by the time

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Thanks for the reply.
    Does "by" mean here "not later than a particular time or date"?
    Yes, as I said before in different words.
    Can we replace it with "till" ?
    No

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