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Re: "από τις επτά" vs. "στις επτά"
by Szabolcs Horvát - Friday, 12 February 2010, 06:08 PM
  Not a native speaker either, but I think "I need to be up by 7" is used in English. However, that means "I need to be up at 7 the latest", and from what I gathered from you explanation, the Greek phrase has a different nuance.

The funny thing about this by-από correspondence is that I'm pretty sure that in many languages these four examples would be expressed with four different constructs smile At least I have always thought of these uses of by as separate ones.

Thanks again!

(And I wonder why the system didn't send me a notification e-mail about your most recent reply...)