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  1. Member
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    #1

    I will have retired by the year 2020。

    Does it mean I will retire some day in 2020, or I will retire in any year before 2020?

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    #2

    Re: I will have retired by the year 2020。

    It means that the latest date of your retirement is 31 December 2019.

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    #3

    Re: I will have retired by the year 2020。

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It means that the latest date of your retirement is 31 December 2019.
    So it's possible that I will retire in 2018,or 2019 ?

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    #4

    Re: I will have retired by the year 2020。

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    So it's possible that I will retire in 2018,or 2019 ?
    Yes. As post #3 clearly states, any time before 31 December 2019.

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