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    Question how to use "until"

    I want to say that I have not played bowling for a very long time.
    I played on last friday.

    1. I had not played bowling until last friday.

    Is sentence no. 1 ok?

    2. I have not played bowling since 1990s.
    I played on last friday.

    Is sentences no.2 ok?
    Is there any way to connect both sentences?

    How can I write in a better way?

    Please guide me.

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    Re: how to use "until"

    Quote Originally Posted by copy83 View Post
    1. I had not played bowling until last fFriday.
    Is sentence no. 1 ok? It suggests that last Friday was the first time you had ever played.

    2. I have not played bowling since the1990s. I played on last friday.
    Is sentences no.2 ok? "I had not played ..." is more appropriate.

    Is there any way to connect both sentences?"Last Friday was the first time I had played bowling since the 1990s."
    In British English we do not normally 'play bowling'. We 'go bowling' , 'play bowls'.or 'bowl'.

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