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    Usage of at, till, until and by

    Please take a glance at my sentences.
    1. He has to be there by evening.
    2. She will have to be there till morning.
    3. He will have to be there until morning.
    4. She will get there at evening.

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    Re: Usage of at, till, until and by

    1, 2, and 3 are correct. At is the wrong preposition in 4.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Usage of at, till, until and by

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzy View Post

    4. She will get there _ _ .. _ _ _ evening.
    Fill the gap. [two words]

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    Re: Usage of at, till, until and by

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzy View Post
    Please take a glance at my sentences.
    1. He has to be there by evening.
    2. She will have to be there till morning.
    3. He will have to be there until morning.
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    2 and 3 mean the same thing.
    Do you understand the difference in meaning between 1 and 2?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Usage of at, till, until and by

    @Barb_D
    Please explain the difference to me.

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    Re: Usage of at, till, until and by

    1 - He is somewhere else. He must be "there." He must arrive there by the time it is "evening."

    2 - She is "there." She must remain there until the morning.

    1 tells you the latest time he can arrive.
    2 tells you the earliest time she can leave.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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