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    A grammar question on "It was not until..."

    I am not sure about the correct grammar of this phrase. For example:

    It was not until 2010....

    A.did the family reunite
    B.that the family reunited

    I instinctually answered A when I saw this question. "It was not until 2010 did the family reunite."

    However, I was suspicious about my answer after seeing a number of people answering B, thinking twice again, B could be right too, that is why I posted this question here, as I am not sure about the grammar logic behind it.

    Which is the grammatically correct answer? and why? Thanks.

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    Re: A grammar question on "It was not until..."

    Quote Originally Posted by watermen View Post

    It was not until 2010 that the family reunited.
    Not until 2010 did the family reunite.

    Thanks.
    Do understand why?


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    Re: A grammar question on "It was not until..."

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Do understand why?
    Are you saying both are correct? I don't understand why, that is why I am posting this question here.

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    Re: A grammar question on "It was not until..."

    Quote Originally Posted by watermen View Post
    Are you saying both are correct? I don't understand why, that is why I am posting this question here.
    No, only B is correct. A has to be changed the way I changed it in my first response.


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    Re: A grammar question on "It was not until..."

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    No, only B is correct. A has to be changed the way I changed it in my first response.
    Thanks for pointing out this nuance.

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