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what's the difference between UNTIL and UNLESS?

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    You must do this exercise UNTIL you memorise all these words.
    You must do this exercise UNLESS you already know these words.

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    Unless =

    1. except under the circumstances that: I'll be there at nine, unless the train is late.
    2. except; but; save: Nothing will come of it, unless disaster.

    Until =

    1. up to the time that or when; till: He read until his guests arrived.
    2. before (usually used in negative constructions): They did not come until the meeting was half over.
    3. onward to or till (a specified time or occurrence): She worked until 6 p.m.
    4. before (usually used in negative constructions): He did not go until night.

    The club is for members only.
    you can not go in unless you are a member.
    This means:
    You can not go in except if you are a member or you can go in only if you are a member.
    Unless: except if.

    Until (or till)
    we until (or till) use to say how long a situation continues:
    Shall we go now? No,lets wait untill (till) it stops raining.
    I could not get up this morning.I stayed in bed untill half past ten.
    unless= if not
    until= to; up to; till; before; -- used of time

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