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    #1

    into the night

    This sentence should be fine.
    I worked late into the night.

    I strongly assume this is false, but you never know.
    I worked until late into the night.

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    #2

    Re: into the night

    The first sentence is indeed fine.

    I would have to know how late you worked to know whether the second question is true or false. Did you stop work by eight PM? If so, the sentence is false. (You meant to write I assume this is wrong. You should leave out until or write in rather than into. )
    Last edited by GoesStation; 04-Feb-2017 at 15:35. Reason: To correct a typo.
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    Re: into the night

    Hi. First I'd like to thank you.

    But there are some things I don't understand.

    You wrote, I quote "If so, the sentence is false." and corrected me, that I have to write, "I assume this is wrong".

    Why do I have to use the word "wrong" in my sentence and you can use the word "false" in your sentence?
    You are a native speaker and I believe of course. But this is something I absolutely don't understand.

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    Re: into the night

    GoesStation was saying that true/false refers to the truth of the sentence as a statement of facts. Did you really work late into the night or are you lying?

    right/wrong refers to the language used to make the sentence. If the sentence has correct grammar and vocabulary, for example, which is what you were asking about.

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