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    Question Till vs Until

    Can someone help me to understand the difference between till and until in a simple way? Please guide me with some examples.

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    Default Re: Till vs Until

    Apart from the fact that some people think 'till' is more informal, there is no difference. I have just told you that in the other forum.

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    Default Re: Till vs Until

    T​heir meanings are identical. "Till" is, effectively, an abbreviation of "until". The only difference, in my opinion, is that "till" is not normally used in formal speech or writing.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    T​heir meanings are identical. "Till" is, effectively, an abbreviation of "until". The only difference, in my opinion, is that "till" is not normally used in formal speech or writing.
    I am sorry not to agree with you. Actually 'till' is not the abbreviation form of 'until'. Till is much older word than until. Just look up on internet, you will find it.

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    Default Re: Till vs Until

    Quote Originally Posted by krishanu05 View Post
    I am sorry not to agree with you. Actually 'till' is not the abbreviation form of 'until'. Till is much older word than until. Just look up on internet, you will find it.
    If you know that, then I am surprised you needed to ask the original question. I would have thought that you would have found the answer on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you know that, then I am surprised you needed to ask the original question. I would have thought that you would have found the answer on the internet.

    Before asking this question, I searched on internet and came across the matter I had said. But I did not get it clearly. So I need some more examples.

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    Default Re: Till vs Until

    OK, let's forget the part about it (not) being an abbreviation. The rest of my post stands. My advice is that you don't use "till" in formal writing.

    Perhaps next time you have researched something on the net before posting here, you could actually mention what you found out in post #1 so that we understand what you might or might not already know.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Till vs Until

    Here is an article on the topic written by a PhD in semiotics (meaning):
    http://french.chass.utoronto.ca/as-s....No8.Tobin.pdf
    Or, in html:
    AS/SA Nš 8, p.426; Tobin: "Till vs Until: A Sign-Oriented Approach"

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