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    She must remain single until today.

    She must remain single until today.

    What does the sentence mean? Is she married now? Or is she still single?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: She must remain single until today.

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    She must remain single until today.

    What does the sentence mean? Is she married now? Or is she still single?

    Many thanks.
    Do you have any context? It seems to me that she can get married anytime from today onward.

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    Re: She must remain single until today.

    Thanks so much, riquecohen.
    The sentence is taken from a grammar book written by a Chinese professor of English and no context was given.

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    Re: She must remain single until today.

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Thanks so much, riquecohen.
    The sentence is taken from a grammar book written by a Chinese professor of English and no context was given.
    What a strange sentence.

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    Re: She must remain single until today.

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    What a strange sentence.
    I agree. I can't think of any logical context for it.

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    #6

    Re: She must remain single until today.

    I am not a teacher, nor a native speaker.

    I would assume that she's following some religion rule and the author is aware of that, so he writes that she must remain single until today.

    However I agree that the sentence is odd.

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    #7

    Re: She must remain single until today.

    Possibly, but she has had to.... makes more sense in that context to me. Without any further context being given, I would say it's just not a very good sentence as it's supposed to be illustrating something, but is very unclear what that is.

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