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    until/since difference

    Hello! I am trying to figure out the difference between until and since.

    For example in the following sentence

    "I have to correct some tests until/since tomorrow morning"

    I would like to thank you for your help.

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    Re: until/since difference

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hi,
    Maybe it's more difficult than I think, but I will try to help you anyway.
    Until -> future
    Since -> past

    Examples:
    1. I have been correcting some tests since 10:00 am today.
    2. I will correct some tests until 10:00 am tomorrow.


    1. You have been doing this (it started in past - 10:00 am today - and it is still active).
    2. You will do something until a specific moment (tomorrow 10:00 am).

    As said:
    I'm not 100% sure if I actually figured out the problem...
    And probably you don't need the "will" in sentence 2.
    My examples do not fully match your sentence, but yours should be:
    "I have to correct some tests until/since tomorrow morning"

    Cheers!

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    Re: until/since difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hi,
    Maybe it's more difficult than I think, but I will try to help you anyway.
    Until -> future
    Since -> past

    Examples:
    1. I have been correcting some tests since 10:00 am today.
    2. I will correct some tests until 10:00 am tomorrow.


    1. You have been doing this (it started in past - 10:00 am today - and it is still active).
    2. You will do something until a specific moment (tomorrow 10:00 am).

    As said:
    I'm not 100% sure if I actually figured out the problem...
    And probably you don't need the "will" in sentence 2.
    My examples do not fully match your sentence, but yours should be:
    "I have to correct some tests until/since tomorrow morning"

    Cheers!
    Cool thanks! Now I am curious to learn why in sentence 2
    " You will do something until a specific moment (tomorrow 10:00 am)."
    will is not needed.

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    Re: until/since difference

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Cool thanks! Now I am curious to learn why in sentence 2
    " You will do something until a specific moment (tomorrow 10:00 am)."
    will is not needed.
    "Will" is most certainly needed in Nightmare's sentence..

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