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Mr Hahn
What is the difference between ... ''By the time'' vs ''Prior to''...and when we would use these two ?
Nov 4, 2012 1:44 AM
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'Prior' means before. "By the time" is a way of stating that something had happened before something else. For example: Prior to our date, I told Mr Hahn not to order food without me. By the time I arrived Mr Hahn had already ordered.
November 4, 2012
by the time = 及至 prior to = 之前 1. By the time you start, I'll be finished. 2. I always make preparations prior to starting.
November 4, 2012
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