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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    just in time for the beginning

    We got to the cinema just in time for the beginning of the film.

    I think the sentence above sounds natural to you, However what do you think about the following sentence:

    We got to the cinema just in time before the beginning of the film.

    Does it make any sense to you? Is it grammatically correct?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: just in time for the beginning

    I would omit 'in time' before 'before'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: just in time for the beginning

    If you add a break of some kind between the two halves, it could work.

    We arrived at the cinema just in time - before the beginning of the film.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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