What is the difference between ...
''By the time'' vs ''Prior to''...and when we would use these two ?
Nov 4, 2012 1:44 AM
Answers · 3
'Prior' means before. "By the time" is a way of stating that something had happened before something else.
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.