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use of till/until

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use of till/until

Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:35 pm
Hi,

Can anybody put some light on the uses of till and until? I would like know where they can be used interchangeably or specifically?

Thanks in advance...

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Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:40 am
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Hello,

the different time of their origin
Just a trivia .. Very Happy
What do you mean by time of origin?

Can you give some example

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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:44 am
As far as I know, until is used in written english.

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Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:12 am
Hello,

I would like to add something more here to what Stuart has replied.

These words can be used interchangeably with no harm to the sentence semnatics at all. The only thing that separates the two is the different time of their origin and incorporation in the language per se.

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Post Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:53 am
Yeah Thanks Stuart!!!

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Post Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:47 pm
Thanks from my side stuart because i am also having doubt in it.

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:02 pm
codesnooker wrote:
Hi,

Can anybody put some light on the uses of till and until? I would like know where they can be used interchangeably or specifically?

Thanks in advance...
Till can be used interchangeable with until, although it's a more archaic/dialectic mode of speech.

It's unlikely you'll see it used as a synonym for until on a GMAT sentence correction question, although it would be grammatically correct.

You're more likely to see "till" used for a completely differerent meaning, e.g. "the gardener tilled the soil before planting his vegetables" or "the cashier put all the money in the till".

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