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    by that time

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    Is it a good sentence: Probably by that time he won't be running his workshops any more.



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    Re: by that time

    I think you should use future perfect tense.

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    Re: by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by wuminh View Post
    I think you should use future perfect tense.
    Probably by that time he won't have been running his workshops any more. Better?

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    #4

    Re: by that time

    ''by that time'' should be used in a future or past situation? I seems to be the latter, to me.
    "by that time he wasn't running his workshops anymore"
    just a student.

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    Re: by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    ''by that time'' should be used in a future or past situation? I seems to be the latter, to me.
    "by that time he wasn't running his workshops anymore"
    just a student.
    Hmm, I'm not sure.

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    #6

    Re: by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Is this a good sentence: Probably by that time he won't be running his workshops any more.

    Yes, it's a perfectly good sentence.

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    Re: by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, it's a perfectly good sentence.
    Hi

    What about: he won't have been running....?

    As far as I remember when we use "by that time" we also use the future perfect tense: By that time next year they will have been married for 20 years/By that time tomorrow I will have left etc.


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    Re: by that time

    Stop for a moment.

    What is 'won't' the contraction of?

    'by' has two meanings, relevant to your sentence:
    1. indicating a deadline or the end of a particular time period : I've got to do this report by Monday .

    2. indicating the period in which something happens : This animal always hunts by night.

    Which is the meaning in the phrase, 'by that time..."

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    Re: by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    What about: he won't have been running....?

    As far as I remember when we use "by that time" we also use the future perfect tense: By that time next year they will have been married for 20 years/By that time tomorrow I will have left etc.
    won't have been running is not necessary, because you're not referring it to a time (like the 20 years in your second sentence).
    You wouldn't say: By that time next year they will have been married.
    By that time tomorrow I will have left. OK
    By that time tomorrow, I won't be here. OK
    By that time tomorrow, I will be gone. OK
    By that time tomorrow, I will have been gone for 2 hours. OK
    These last 4 above are all correct.
    By that time tomorrow, I will have been gone. Wrong.
    By that time tomorrow, I won't have been here. Wrong

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    Re: by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    won't have been running is not necessary, because you're not referring it to a time (like the 20 years in your second sentence).
    You wouldn't say: By that time next year they will have been married.
    By that time tomorrow I will have left. OK
    By that time tomorrow, I won't be here. OK
    By that time tomorrow, I will be gone. OK
    By that time tomorrow, I will have been gone for 2 hours. OK
    These last 4 above are all correct.
    By that time tomorrow, I will have been gone. Wrong.
    By that time tomorrow, I won't have been here. Wrong
    Hi

    I got confused now.

    You wrote it's OK to write/say: By that time tomorrow I will have left BUT on the other hand you wrote that "By that time tomorrow, I will have been gone" IS WRONG. I see no difference between these two. In the first one we used the future perfect and in the second one as well.

    You also wrote that "won't have been running" is not necessary because I did not specify the time, right? However if I use "won't have been running" will it be incorrect or will it be passable?


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