Last modified on 23 March 2014, at 00:41


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If we are speaking in the future tense, can some one tell me if: "A until B" does not imply "not A after B"... nor does it even assure "B".

You sit right there until your dad gets home, young man! (It does not imply that he will not have to remain in the seat even after his dad gets home. And it is not absolutely assured that his dad will ever come home, because he could have an accident on the way.) —Stephen 00:52, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Local use of untilEdit

It seems that "until" is not used in a local sense. I as a non-native speaker didn't know that. Now I'm wondering: What do you use instead in a sentence like: Can you throw the ball until here? Or: Can you jump on one leg until there? I mean that's what I would have said (and thought was correct). Now I'm just wondering how to say it in correct English! Thanks! Kolmiel (talk) 20:02, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

"Throw the ball here", "jump there on one leg". You don't need a preposition. (You could say "jump as far as there", but it sounds rather redundant and stilted.) Equinox 00:41, 23 March 2014 (UTC)