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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    Will call you till 9

    Hi

    "I will call you until 9 pm."

    Let's say that I say that sentence at 3 and so in that context does it mean that

    1) "I will call you until 9 repeatedly"
    or
    2) "I will call you now and I won't hang up the phone up to 9"

    I feel a bit confused.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Will call you till 9

    It's not a natural statement, but I would understand it to mean that you were going to call repeatedly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Will call you till 9

    Lots of non-native speakers use "until" incorrectly to denote the end of a time period. If such a person wrote this, they may have meant "I will call you by 9," that is they will call at some time before 9.

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