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I'm a bit confused with the use of "by the time" with Past Tenses. Is the following sentence correct?
By the time he realised he had left his passport at home, he had already arrived at the airport.
Thank you for your prompt reply, Philo.
Just one more sentence to make sure I really get this.
He had already reached the airport when he realised he had forgotten his passport at home.
To the Brits out there (and maybe Americans too, I don't know), why is "... he had forgotten his passport at home" NOT fine?
Is it because "forget" should not be used with adverbial phrases?
I'm a non-native here, so I'd really like to know.