By the time, By then (English Grammar Lesson)

 

Good day friends, here is another short and simple lecture in English as a Second Language (ESL). 

And of course, as usual, this short lesson is presented in the easiest way possible. Enjoy reading! 


By the time + Situation/Something happens 

Let’s take a look at these examples:

It’s too late to go to the cinema now. By the time we arrive there, the movie theater will be closed.

By the time we arrive there= between now and at the time that we get there.

We can also use By the time + Past time expression. Take a look at the following example:

SITUATION:

The conference would start at  8:00 a.m.

Jane woke up at 7:30 a.m.

She got stuck in traffic; she arrived at the office: 8:15

The conference had started. (..because it was scheduled to start at 8:00)

SENTENCE:

By the time Jane arrived at her client’s office, the conference had started.

We can use by then instead of by the time.

Example:

Jane arrived at the office at 8:15. By then, the conference had started.


Japanese Translation by Google Translate

良い一日の友達、ここに第二言語としての英語(ESL)でのもう一つの短くて簡単な講義があります。

そしてもちろん、いつものように、この短いレッスンは可能な限り最も簡単な方法で提示されます。読書を楽しむ!


By the time + 状況/何かが起こる 

これらの例を見てみましょう。

It’s too late to go to the cinema now. By the time we arrive there, the movie theater will be closed.

By the time we arrive there= 今からそこに着くまでの間に。By the time + Pasttime式も使用できます。次の例を見てください。

SITUATION:

The conference would start at  8:00 a.m.

Jane woke up at 7:30 a.m.

She got stuck in traffic; she arrived at the office: 8:15

The conference had started. (..because it was scheduled to start at 8:00)

SENTENCE:

By the time Jane arrived at her client’s office, the conference had started.


We can use by then instead of by the time.

Example:

Jane arrived at the office at 8:15. By then, the conference had started.

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