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    by the time

    Hi there,

    I'm not sure when to use the construction "by te time".
    Are these sentences right?

    By the time she was six years old, Amanda wrote a book
    By the time she was six years old, Amanda was writting a book
    By the time the police came, the thieves were leaving with all the paintings
    By the time the police came, the thieves left with all the paintings

    Thanks!

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    Re: by the time

    By the time she was six years old, Amanda had written a book.

    By the time she was six years old, Amanda was writting books.

    By the time the police came, the thieves had left with all the paintings.

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