By a date means before but including that date. If you do not want to include that date, then use before instead. So "By Feb. 2" means before Feb 3.
By means not later than, on or before: You need to leave by the 5th. → You need to leave on or before the 5th.
Yes, it includes the date. By means not later than, at or before : I usually finish dinner by 7:00 p.m. → I usually finish dinner at or before 7:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. ends at 7:00:59 p.m. just before 7:01 p.m.)
In Grammar, both terms are used as preposition and adverb. But 'Before' is also used as conjunction while 'By' is not. The main difference between 'By' and 'Before' is that 'By' refers to a period of time that is supposed to be 'before, until or at the endpoint of a particular time'.
"Due by" means no later than that date. You can submit on any day before that date. But you should submit before the due date. "Due on" means you have to submit on the given date.
Senior Member. "By the time" doesn't literally mean "before" (that is, you cannot replace it with "before" without changing the meaning of the sentence), but it does entail that one thing happens before another.
used for saying what has already happened at the time that something else happens. By the time we arrived, the other guests were already there. Synonyms and related words. Before a time or event.
Simply soak the catfish in milk for an hour before frying to eliminate any leftover fishy taste. The cornmeal crust creates a perfect light and crispy texture. Jack says the catfish are done when "most of the bubbling stops and the fillets begin to float."
Milk doesn't mask the smell or soak it up from the fish, instead, it actually reverses the chemical reaction that created the odors in the first place. Soaking a thin fillet for as few as 10 to 15 minutes can make it taste milder, and for thicker fillets or steaks, you can fearlessly double the soaking time.
A frozen dough being thawed at room temperature will take around 2 hours before you can use it for your baked goods. Thawing the dough in the refrigerator is the most time-consuming method. It requires you to leave the dough overnight or 8 to 12 hours for it to completely thaw.