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    Question by or until

    Please explain me what the differences between 'by' and 'until' are? thank you!

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    Re: by or until

    Paul will be away on business until Thursday. He'll be back on Thursday. (the business trip continues up to this particular time, Thursday - a period of time - 'until' says how long a situation continues)

    Paul will be back by Thursday (He'll be back either before Thursday or on that day at the latest - a point of time - his return will happen by a time in the future)

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