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Should I use 'by' preposition of time in past/future perfect tenses only?

In which tenses can I use 'by' as a preposition of time? My teacher told me you are allowed to use this preposition in past perfect or future perfect tenses only, but I ran into a lot of sentences on ...
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How to use “until now/so far” in the past tenses?

I know that "until now" indicates that something changed. No messages have come until now. Now the first message arrived. But what about using it in the past, for example in reported speech or ...
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Oddness of sentence containing “since”

The considerable debt of gratitude I have incurred to Mr X since I have known him, has continued to grow during this last period. Is the use of since in the above sentence grammatically correct? ...
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Question about the future “tense”

My daughter, who is in the 4th grade, was asked to answer questions about the following sentence: What time can you meet us at the school on Tuesday? She was asked questions about the usage of ...
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I had waited until the rain stopped / I waited until the rain had stopped — any difference? [closed]

I don't understand the tense that is used with until. Here are some examples: I had waited until the rain stopped. I waited until the rain had stopped. Villagers had stayed indoors until ...
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Until + tense / “since” or “for”

Is any of these sentences correct? Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played to this game for 5 years. Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played to this game since 5 ...