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    ragan is offline Junior Member
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    before

    Can I say these in English?
    Only 2 days remained before/up to/until/till the examination.
    He hasn't been away from home before/so far.
    He hasn't been away from home up to/until/till/ now.

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    Re: before

    Quote Originally Posted by ragan View Post
    Can I say these in English?

    ​1. Only 2 two days remained before/up to/until/till the examination.
    2. He hasn't been away from home before. /so far.
    3. He hasn't been away from home up to/until/till/ before now.
    See above.

    In #3, they could all be possible depending on context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: before

    I dithered over that one and ending up crossing it out because I couldn't come up with a natural scenario for it. I could, however, for something like "He hasn't left the house so far".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: before

    "Our son's getting ready to go to New York for the weekend. He hasn't been away from home so far, but I think he's ready for the trip."
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