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    #1

    since/until

    They had lived in this apartment _________ their kid was seven.
    (A) since (B) until

    The given answer is A. Do native speakers agree?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: since/until

    Both choices are possible.

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    #3

    Re: since/until

    Is it grammatical to use the past perfect in 'They had lived in this apartment since their kid had been seven'?

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    #4

    Re: since/until

    Whether or not it's grammatical, it's completely unnatural.

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    #5

    Re: since/until

    Do you mean it is unnatural to use the past perfect after 'since'?

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    #6

    Re: since/until

    I wouldn't make that a general rule.

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    #7

    Re: since/until

    I'd go with A.


    --lotus

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    #8

    Re: since/until

    Lotus, that is an apple/orange choice. A and B have different meanings.

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    #9

    Re: since/until

    A. They had lived in this apartment until their kid was seven.
    B. They lived in this apartment until their kid was seven.

    May I know when or in what scenario do you use (A) that you cannot use (B)?

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    #10

    Re: since/until

    If the answer is A.

    Did the sentence mean they lived here for seven years. After seven years, didn't live here?

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