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By this point in their careers, most students have already seen a ...

here, what does mean "By this point"? does it mean "so far"?

thank you.

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Not quite.

  • By this point would be used to mark a point in time in a sentence or story about the past.

  • So far would be to mark the present.

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By this point yesterday, I already had twice as much work done.

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So far today, I have twice as much work done compared to yesterday.

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