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    By or at

    Hello:

    I have a doubt with sentence. I need your help guys!!

    Which one (or both) are/is correct?

    >I'll be there at 8pm? or I'll be there by 8pm?

    Do they have different meaning?

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    Re: By or at

    They are both correct.
    The first means I will arrive there at exactly 8pm. Or it could mean That's where I will be when 8pm comes round.
    The second means I will be there no later than 8pm, and probably earlier; in time for the event.
    (But- they are not questions..)

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    #3

    Re: By or at

    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: By or at

    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus300 View Post
    Hello​.

    I have a doubt with about a sentence. I need your help. guys!!

    Which one is correct, or are they both correct? (or both) are/is correct?

    "I'll be there at 8pm" or "I'll be there by 8pm"?

    Do they have a different meaning?
    Note my amendments above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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