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    Dear friends

    Does this sentence make any sense?

    Before the class started I talked to him for half an hour, he said unless his son is 18 he won't leave the country.

    Is it badly worded?

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    Default Re: turn/to be

    Yes, it is. You need a full stop after 'hour'.

    The second sentence is not clear.

    Try rephrasing it.

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    Before the class started I talked to him for half an hour. He said he will not leave the country until his son turns 18.

    Before the class started I talked to him for half an hour. He said he is not leaving the country unless his son turns 18.

    It looks like the former is a lot better than the later.

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    Default Re: turn/to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Before the class started I talked to him for half an hour. He said he will not leave the country until his son turns 18.
    Before the class started I talked to him for half an hour. He said he is not leaving the country unless his son turns 18.

    It looks like the former is a lot better than the latter.
    It's not only better - it's the only meaningful possibility, unless there is a very strong possibility that his son will die before his eighteenth birthday.

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