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    We will have been married for 50 years (by) next year.

    Source : Grammar Zone by Neungryul Education, P48

    We got married 49 years ago. It's our 50th anniversary next year.
    => We will have been married for 50 years (by) next year.
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    In the paraphrase, would it be OK to insert "by" or not?
    Last edited by keannu; 15-Jul-2019 at 09:41.

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    Re: We will have been married for 50 years (by) next year.

    No. Using "by" means you're saying you will have reached your 50th anniversary before next year starts. That's not the case. You will have been married for 50 years on a specific date (your wedding date) next year, and every day after that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We will have been married for 50 years (by) next year.

    I thought "by next year" means "around some time in next year", but it means "before next year". OK, I got it.

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