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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    it was until

    We often see sentences with the focus on 'not until' as in:

    It was not until he came back that I stopped reading.

    I wonder if we can use 'it was...that' structure for a positive sentence as in:

    It was until he came back that I worked on my composition.

    I'd never seen such a sentence as this until one day I met with it in a test paper set by a Chinese teacher of English. I doubt if the sentence is all right. Could you tell me? Thank you.

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    Re: it was until

    It feels very wrong to me too.


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