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    #1

    only after/ only when/ not until

    Are these four sentences all correct?
    I only recognized him when he came into the room.
    It was only after he came into the room that I recognized him.
    It was only when he came into the room that I recognized him.
    It was not until he came into the room that I recognized him.

    Do they have the same meaning? If possible, please tell me the differences.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: only after/ only when/ not until

    Yes, they are all correct and all mean the same.

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    #3

    Re: only after/ only when/ not until

    'I did not recognize him until he came into the room.'
    Does it mean the same too?

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    #4

    Re: only after/ only when/ not until

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I did not recognize him until he came into the room.'
    Does it mean the same too?
    Yes.

    But how could you recognize him before he came into the room?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Aug-2014 at 00:04. Reason: Deleting '=O'

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    #5

    Re: only after/ only when/ not until

    He/she could have seen him before that in the hallway.

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