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    Useage of Until

    Hello. I have not posted a thread for a long time...

    Today's question is...

    If somebody says "I don't have any appointment until this afternoon," does this person have any apointment this afternoon?

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    #2

    Re: Useage of Until

    Who is speaking, the client or the person the client has an appointment with (or the latter's secretary/receptionist)?

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    #3

    Re: Useage of Until

    The conversation is like this. This dialog is between a professor and his student.

    M: Hello, Professor Brown?
    B: Yes, Maiko. What is it?
    M: I almost forgot. There was something else I wanted to ask you. Is that Okay?
    B: Of course. I don’t have any appointments until this afternoon.
    M: Hello, Professor Brown?
    B: Yes, Maiko. What is it?
    M: I almost forgot. There was something else I wanted to ask you. Is that Okay?
    B: Of course. I don’t have any appointments until this afternoon.

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    Re: Useage of Until

    Professor Brown does have an appointment this afternoon.

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    #5

    Re: Useage of Until

    Hello.
    Please allow me to ask a question here.

    5jj: I won't be able to see you until next Friday, I'm afraid.

    We won't be able to see you next Friday. You will be available after next Friday. Am I right?
    (I think I've read a discussion on this sort of thing here in this forum, but I can't remember.)

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    Re: Useage of Until

    [QUOTE=tzfujimino;896936]5jj: I won't be able to see you until next Friday, I'm afraid.[QUOTE] = I will be able to see you next Friday.

    It's possible that the speaker will not be able to see the other person after next Friday: I won't be able to see you until next Friday, I'm afraid. It will have to be then or not at all, as I leave for Australia on Saturday.
    We won't be able to see you next Friday. You will be available after next Friday. Am I right?
    We don't know. All we know is that a meeting next friday is not possible.

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