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    Until/Since

    This is a follow up for the thread, because/so, because Rover_KE locked the thread and I don't know why. But can "until" have the same time order as "before" and can "since" be the same as "after"?
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    Re: Until/Since

    I added a link to the thread mawes referred to above.

    If you read all of it before attempting to answer this one, you may understand why I closed it, and what you may be letting yourself in for if you reply..

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    Re: Until/Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If you read all of it before attempting to answer this one, you may understand why I closed it, and what you may be letting yourself in for if you reply..
    Who are you talking to?

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    Re: Until/Since

    He is talking to all the participating members of the forum, I imagine.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Until/Since

    I advise the OP to give example sentences using the said time markers.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Until/Since

    1. I will wash the dishes until/before you come back from the store.

    2. We haven't made sandwiches since/after you left.

    What do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    He is talking to all the participating members of the forum, I imagine.
    If he is, I don't know what he's talking about because I think I said nothing wrong but ask questions.
    Last edited by mawes12; 18-Oct-2015 at 10:47.

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    Re: Until/Since

    "I will wash the dishes before you come back from the store" is a natural and logical sentence. "I will wash the dishes until you come back fro the store", however, is a little strange, it means that you will continually wash dishes until the moment the other person returns from the store and then stop.
    "We haven't made sandwiches since you left" is OK. It means that the last time we made sandwiches was when "you" were here.
    With "after" it's incorrect.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Oct-2015 at 21:43. Reason: Typo correction
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    Re: Until/Since

    Can you tell me why "after" is incorrect?

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    Re: Until/Since

    I'd use the past tense, though this changes the meaning as it does not bring it up to present time:

    We made/didn't make sandwiches after you left.

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    Re: Until/Since

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    Can you tell me why "after" is incorrect?
    Because 'since' should be used instead of 'after' when referring to a duration from the past to the present.
    I am not a teacher.

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