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    until vs till and for vs with

    I have the following queries today, Please clear them for me:

    1) Could anyone of you please let me know the difference between scenarios when to use 'Until' and when to use 'Till'?

    2) How does 'I need your help with your brother' differ from 'I need your help for your brother'?

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    Kiran


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    Re: until vs till and for vs with

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I have the following queries today, Please clear them for me:

    1) Could anyone of you please let me know the difference between scenarios when to use 'Until' and when to use 'Till'? There is no difference. They are synonymous and interchangeable.

    2) How does 'I need your help with your brother' differ from 'I need your help for your brother'?
    "with" could either mean that your brother is being difficult to handle or that the speaker wants both your and your brother to come and help on something; "help for" indicates that your brother is in trouble and you are needed to assist.
    Thanks,
    Kiran
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    Exclamation Re: until vs till and for vs with

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I have the following queries today, Please clear them for me:

    1) Could anyone of you please let me know the difference between scenarios when to use 'Until' and when to use 'Till'?

    2) How does 'I need your help with your brother' differ from 'I need your help for your brother'?

    Thanks,
    Kiran
    The problem has been already explained very well by Anglica. How ever I have something to add as:
    Until can be used as preposition as well as conjunction. Examples:
    Preposition: Up to, before the time
    We worked until noon, and then had lunch.
    Conjunction: Up to a time that
    You can sleep until/till it gets dark.
    Till can be interchanged with ‘until’ as conjunction as shown in the example sentence.. However it has different meaning when used as verb or noun.
    Verb: Farmers till the soil in the springtime.
    How does 'I need your help with your brother' differ from 'I need your help for your brother'?
    !st: I need your help as well as(or in addition to) your brother’s.
    2nd: I need your help for the shake of your brother who is in difficulty.

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