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Hello everyone,

Is either "by the end" or "till the end" used correctly in the following sentence?

1. You have to finish the project by the end of the week.

2. You have to continue till the end.

Regards,

JA

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i hope you realize that the two meanings are not the same.

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Joseph A1. You have to finish the project by the end of the week.

Good.

Joseph A2. You have to continue till the end.

Good, but I think I would normally use "to" there.

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Thank you, Clive.

I might know the difference between them. When I use "till/until", that means the action continues "till" the end. When I use "by", that means the action doesn't continue but it implies that "the project at anytime should be finished before the deadline, which is (before the end of the week)" . Am I right?

Kind regards,

JA

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There are another two sentences:

He won't return home until Friday.

He will return home by Friday.

Regards,

JS