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    Until tomorrow then.

    Until tomorrow then.

    The above sentence is quoted from Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation. There is no context. What does then mean here?
    Last edited by sitifan; 08-Jul-2016 at 21:07.
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    Re: Until tomorrow then.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    There is no context.
    There has to be a context. What grammatical point was the book illustrating? What chapter did it appear in?

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    Re: Until tomorrow then.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There has to be a context. What grammatical point was the book illustrating? What chapter did it appear in?
    Parts of speech
    Sentences are made up of words. A sentence can be made up of any number of words.
    He left us.
    The man in the corner lowered his newspaper.
    Whenever I see Tammy I worry about how I look.
    Until tomorrow then.
    Yes.
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    Re: Until tomorrow then.

    "Until now then" is somewhat unnatural. I can come up with a rather convoluted dialogue in which it might work but it seems like an odd example for the dictionary to have used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Until tomorrow then.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Until now then" is somewhat unnatural. I can come up with a rather convoluted dialogue in which it might work but it seems like an odd example for the dictionary to have used.
    Sorry. "Until now then" was my typo. I have corrected it.
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    Re: Until tomorrow then.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Sorry. "Until now then" was my typo. I have corrected it.
    The book is presenting examples of different kinds of sentences. The last two demonstrate that the usual rule that every sentence requires a main verb does not always apply. I imagine that the text goes on to explain that rule, then returns to those two sentences to show why they are allowed.

    In Until tomorrow then, "then" refers back to a conversation in which the parties agreed to communicate again the next day.
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