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  1. #1

    Not until

    The refugees continued to feel unsafe until they had crossed the border
    My teacher corrected the answer using Not until
    Not until the refugees had crossed the border, did they feel safe
    Why we have to change it from 'safe" to unsafe?

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    Re: Not until

    The original sentence describes how the refugees felt before they crossed the border.

    Your teacher's version describes how the refugess felt after they crossed the border.

    Notice how in each sentence there is one negative. In your version, the negative is the "un" in "unsafe"; in the teacher's version, the negative is the word "not".

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    Re: Not until

    Can I say?:
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    Until the refugees had crossed the border, they did not feel safe.

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    Re: Not until

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Can I say?:
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    Until the refugees had crossed the border, they did not feel safe.
    Yes.

  4. #5

    Re: Not until

    But "not until" use as meant before, too?

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