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    waiting

    Is there any difference between:
    1-I was waiting till they left to open the gifts.
    and:
    2-I was waiting till after they left to open the gifts.

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    Re: waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is there any difference between:
    1-I was waiting till they left to open the gifts.
    and:
    2-I was waiting till after they left to open the gifts.
    No, not really.

    If we take a closer look at it, we might be able to see a difference. However, there really isn't any practical difference. Both sentences mean that you didn't want to open the gifts until they were gone.

    till after they left - at any time that they are no longer present

    till they left - immediately after - soon after - at the point that they left - and at any time that they are no longer present

    So, once again, I say they both mean the same thing. There's just a small semantical difference, as I see it, that really doesn't matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is there any difference between:
    1-I was waiting till they left to open the gifts.
    and:
    2-I was waiting till after they left to open the gifts.
    I love this one.

    Thank you, X Mode.

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    Re: waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I love this one.

    Thank you, X Mode.

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