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    I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    Which one is the correct preposition to be used in this situation?

    I was in London by/till/until Thursday.

    What about the preposition if I specify which Thursday it actually was.

    I was in London by/till/until last Thursday.

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    #2

    Re: I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    In both cases, either till or until​ are correct. They mean the same thing.
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    #3

    Re: I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    I was in London by Thursday is possible, though it has a different meaning.

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    Re: I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I was in London by Thursday is possible, though it has a different meaning.
    I missed that. Aamir, here's a way to use that:

    GS: Do you remember what you were doing the week before last?
    AT: ​Let me see. I was in Paris the beginning of the week, and I'm sure I was in London by Thursday. I can't remember whether I went to London on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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    Re: I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I was in London by Thursday is possible, though it has a different meaning.
    How is it different in meaning? What does it mean when we use "by"?

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    #6

    Re: I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    'By' means 'no later than'.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 19-Jul-2016 at 18:26. Reason: correct small typo

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    Re: I was in London by/till/until (last) Thursday?

    You can also use other prepositions - before, after... It depends on what you want to say.

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