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    Question Please help me undrestanding the difference between "till" and "untill"

    Hi there!

    I have many confusions in using this word in the sentence i.e. till and untill.
    Please explain me about it.




    Thanks.

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    Re: Please help me undrestanding the difference between "till" and "untill"

    Hi Muhammad Ejaz!
    Welcome to the forum.

    Here is your answer.
    Till and until are interchangeable as both prepositions and conjunctions: It rained till (or until) nearly midnight. The savannah remained brown and lifeless until (or till) the rains began. So, you can use either. Also, till is not a shortened form of until and is not spelled 'till as commonly misunderstood. 'Til is usually considered a spelling error, though widely used in advertising: Open 'til ten.
    Hope this helps !

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    Re: Please help me undrestanding the difference between "till" and "untill"

    Thanks. But still I can't understand. Could anyone help me please?
    Last edited by Muhammad Ejaz; 03-Aug-2009 at 11:13.


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    Re: Please help me undrestanding the difference between "till" and "untill"

    There is no difference in meaning.

    The proper word is until.
    This can be in a short form as 'til. It is a correct but not much used form.
    People began to spell this short form as till and now there is no difference in meaning.

    "I will continue to study until I understand English well"
    "I will continue to study 'til I understand English well"
    "I will continue to study till I understand English well"

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    Re: Please help me undrestanding the difference between "till" and "untill"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There is no difference in meaning.

    The proper word is until.
    This can be in a short form as 'til. It is a correct but not much used form.
    People began to spell this short form as till and now there is no difference in meaning.

    "I will continue to study until I understand English well"
    "I will continue to study 'til I understand English well"
    "I will continue to study till I understand English well"
    Thank you very much dear teacher!
    You have been very helpful.
    Ejaz

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