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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    The baby will have been born by November.

    When somebody says "The baby will have been born by November" does it mean that on November 1st the baby will certainly be around us? Can it mean that the mother might have the baby on November 22nd?

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    Re: The baby will have been born by November.

    To me, it means it will be born no later than October 31st.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The baby will have been born by November.

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Can it mean that the mother might have the baby on November 22nd?
    Definitely not.

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