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Before I arrived at the station, my train had already left

hirashin

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I have another question.
Can you use all of these sentences interchangeably?
(a) When I arrived at the station, my train had already left.
(b) Before I arrived at the station, my train had already left.
(c) By the time I arrived at the station, my train had already left.

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(a) and (c) are correct. (b) doesn't sound right. I think that's because the first part of the sentence in (a) and (c) refers to a specific moment in time but (b) refers to a range of times.
 

hirashin

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Thanks for the help, Lothor.
 

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All sound okay to me.

Consider tho, that different people surround those sentences with differing contexts.
 
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