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Sir,

What is the meaning of "by the time" and its usage.

We can not use "by the time" and "when" in one sentence like

by the time father retured, I was asleep.

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I took my dog inside.Once inside, I felt safer.
or
I took my dog inside.Once inside, it felt safer.

Which one is correct?

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What is meaning of "cattle wealth"?

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I want to sing.

Now I have to analyse the above sentence.

I = subject
Want= main verb.
to sing =?

Please help me.

Thanks
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Hi Hanuman,

Quite a potpourri of questions. I'll try, but I may need help.

(1) 'By the time' can't be used with 'when' because it means 'when', 'at the time (of the event)'.

By the time I arrived, everyone else had left.
When I arrived, everyone else had left.

By the time you reach the end of the book, you will be thoroughly enamoured of the heroine.
When you reach the end of the book, you will be thoroughly enamoured of the heroine.

(2) Both seem fine to me, with a minimum of difference in meaning-- unless 'it' means the dog. There is this potential for confusion in the second sentence.

(3) 'Cattle wealth' would be either wealth derived from the cattle business, or the inherent value of the cattle in one's possession.

(4) 'To sing' = object of main verb.
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hi,
To sing is infinitive verb.