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    At the time or by the time

    1. If you go now, by the time you arrive there, he will still be taking an afternoon nap.
    2. If you go now, at the time you arrive there, he will still be taking an afternoon nap.

    Which of the above sentences is correct?

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    Re: At the time or by the time

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. If you go now, by the time you arrive there, he will still be taking an afternoon nap.
    2. If you go now, at the time you arrive there, he will still be taking an afternoon nap.

    Which of the above sentences is correct?
    They are both ok, but a bit clumsy, better would be;

    'If you go now, when you arrive (there,) he will still be taking his afternoon nap'.

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