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until & till ?

Post by Cool Boy » Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:15 pm

Hi ,
what is the difference b/w until & till .
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If anything wrong in this post then do correct me . Thanks .

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Re: until & till ?

Post by Guest » Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:52 pm

Cool Boy wrote:Hi ,
what is the difference b/w until & till .
Thanks .
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C003/0284.html

(Till itself comes from a very old Old English word til, “to.” Until was formed from till by the addition of the prefix un-, which meant “up to.” So etymologically at least, until is a self-contained redundancy, meaning “up to up to.”
You can use till and until interchangeably in both writing and speech, though as the first word in a sentence until is more common: Until you get that paper written, don’t even think about going to the movies. )

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