Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.


English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

Moderator: Alan


Postby Hung Tao » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:57 am

Please explain the meaning of the following phrase:
By the year 2000 and beyond.
Does it mean "by the year 2000 and the years later"?
If so, Can I use "further on" instead of "beyond"?
Thanks in advance.
User avatar
Hung Tao
Platinum Member
Posts: 879
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:54 pm

Postby Alan » Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:01 pm

'By the year two thousand and beyond' is unidiomatic. 'By time X' means 'at time X at the latest' and it is thus verging on contradictory to add 'and beyond' (or any equivalent phrase)!
User avatar
EC Teacher
EC Teacher
Posts: 12043
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm
Location: Japan
Status: English Teacher

Return to Grammar Help

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests