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    Hi!

    I've got a question. Is it possible to use until/before in sentences a. and b. to paraphrase sentence 1?

    1) It was 8:00 pm when she left.

    a. She didn't leave until 8:00 p.m.

    b. She didn't leave before 8:00 p.m.

    Is there any difference at all?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Brittania; 08-Jun-2011 at 15:02. Reason: wrong title

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittania View Post
    Is it possible to use until/before in sentences a. and b. to paraphrase sentence 1?

    1) It was 8:00 pm when she left.

    a. She didn't leave until 8:00 p.m. Yes. 'Until' can suggest a longer stay, or at least one that feels longer, than 'when'.

    b. She didn't leave before 8:00 p.m. Yes. This can mean that she left at or after 8.
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    Thanks for the quick answer.

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