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    By the time

    I'm supposed to change this sentence:
    Shortly before his 18 birthday he moved out.
    By the time ...
    By the time he turned 18, he had moved out. Is it correct?

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    Re: By the time

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    I'm supposed to change this sentence:
    Shortly before his 18 birthday he moved out.
    By the time ...
    By the time he turned 18, he had moved out. Is it correct?
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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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