By, Until and Till – Fix your English prepositions

By, Until and Till – Fix your English prepositions


You can watch this until nine o’clock, but
then we’re going to change channels. What’s happening at nine o’clock? Dancing
with the Stars is on. She loves that program. Gorgeous day and it’s going to stay like this
until the weekend. It’s a terrible day, but it’ll be nice by
the weekend. Until: a situation that continues up to a
time. Gorgeous day and it’s going to stay like this
until the weekend. By: at or before a time – no later than.
It’s a terrible day, but it’ll be nice by the weekend.
So there’s ‘until’ and ‘by’ and what’s this? ‘Till’ is another way of saying ‘until’.
Notice we spell it with two Ls. All these words are useful for talking about deadlines.
I need your report by Friday. Friday is the deadline. You must give me your report on
Friday or before. I need your report until Friday. I have your
report and I’m going to need it all week. You can have it back after Friday.
I need your report by Friday. Can you give it to me on or before Friday?
I need your report until Friday. After Friday you can have it back.
Hey Zeynep! Hello Vicki and Jay! Did you get my email? Yes. And we’re going to start work
on the video today. That’s great. Can you finish by Friday? Oooo,
I don’t know. We’re a bit busy. Can we send it next week?
I’ll have to ask Zehra. Oh no! Not Zehra! Hi Zehra. We were just wondering about the
deadline. Could we have another week? You have until Friday. Sorry about that, but
Friday’s the deadline. Yeah, OK. You’ll have it by Friday. Bye now. Take care. Bye Zeynep.
That’s great. Can you finish by Friday? You have until Friday.
Let’s look at some more examples. Ready? So when will you be back? Not until late.
OK. I’ll probably be in bed by the time you get home. OK. Have fun! See ya!
(phone rings) Yes. Are you in bed yet? Yes. I’ve forgotten my keys. Yes.
I’ll be back by twelve. Could you stay awake until I get back? Hello? Hello?

21 Comments

  • Hair Style

    November 13, 2014

    cute couple 

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  • anand jha

    November 13, 2014

    I love your videos. They are short but useful for us . Thanks and please keep making great videos.

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  • Mithun Kalvala

    November 14, 2014

    as a regular  follower i can say it's already posted and can also find the addition of till 🙂

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  • Kolipaka Lakshmiarayanan

    February 6, 2015

    love this. you learn to hear native way of speaking as well. Thanks.

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  • Elena Kolikova

    April 2, 2015

    Wonderdul tutorial, thank you!

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  • fabianologfatec

    January 7, 2016

    Hi Vick and Jay. Poor jay, he couldn't watch his tv program and to add insult to injury he had to spend the night in the dog's house, hilarious 🙂

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  • Free All

    February 8, 2016

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  • Neven Anis

    February 11, 2017

    I can't wait untill tomortiw to watch you live YT.

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  • Vladimir Hmelewski

    May 12, 2017

    YOUR VIDEOS ARE SUPER! I LOVE YOU💛💛💛

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  • vid Happy trip

    May 24, 2017

    I love the song "until you" by the way

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  • nana đinh

    June 8, 2017

    I have already subscribed your channel. And I listen to it everyday. Thanks a million:))) hope you guys the best.

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  • Redhwan.J. Ahmed

    July 28, 2017

    Thank you very much.
    Could you make a video about "wonder"?
    I can't get it very well.

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  • Ilam Bel

    December 1, 2017

    Wow ! You ,guys, are wonderful . I like the both of you so much .

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  • miss sunshine

    March 9, 2018

    One of the best videos ever , thank you so much . I have always wanted to know how to use them .

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  • Yuriy Demiyanov

    April 25, 2018

    hello, I started to follow you not long time ago, but by that time I'm already have open so much useful and tricky things for my self, not sure that wrote grammatically right all that, but any anyway thank you very much for your lessons. I'm Russian by the way.

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  • Zynab Abdelhameed

    May 2, 2018

    Just subscribed. You two are so much fun.

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  • MrFMuniz

    August 7, 2018

    So, let see If I got it well.

    1. I need your report BY Friday = I need UNTIL Friday your report. ( Same meaning before or On Friday)
    2. I have to finish the vídeo BY Friday = I have UNTIL Friday to finish the vídeo. (Same meaning Before or ON Friday)
    3. I have to return this book to the libray by Friday. (Before or on Friday.) so It have same Meaning that I have Until Friday to return this book to the library. (Before or on FRiday).
    By and Have Until mean DeadLine

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    On the other hand.
    If I say: I have to return this book to the library UNTIL Friday. (Meaning I have to return the book on Monday, Tuesday … Until Friday. )

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  • ahmed abdelsabour

    November 22, 2018

    You both are amazing! Bless you.

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  • Hector Flores

    January 11, 2019

    <3 thanks

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  • Pedro Henrique Viana

    February 22, 2019

    I'm from Brazil, and that is the first video of you that I watched… It's very good… I'll be back for more…

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  • GXhchhf Chhchcch

    May 22, 2019

    'til/till = until

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