Is it incorrect, right? ---"I had waited until the rain stopped."
from dictionary about the "until" usage
If something is done or happens till or until a point in time, it happens over a duration of time, starting before that time and continuing up to that point:
1. I rethought the "until" usage again. The "until sentence" usage is that the main clause need to keep doing an action or keep maintaining the situation ”Continually” till the time(deadline) which ”until clause” mentions.
2. So my biggest question is that (in until sentences) why "the present/past/future perfect” tense in the main clause, their action can be all both ended before the time which ”until clause” mentions.
in the sentence "I had waited until the rain stopped"
The big problem is if I follow the rule of "'until sentence usage'", which mean the action "I had waited", equals to "I waited for a while and stopped waiting", and then Kept doing the second time action "I waited for a while and stop waiting", and repeated the same action maybe more than thousand times until the rain stopped. That is totally different to "I kept waiting until the rain stopped.."
So my own conclusion is that any kind of perfect tense (past/present/future perfect) should not used in the main clause of "until sentences", because we don't repeat the same ended action til "some certain time". Am I right, or not?
If there is anything wrong about my assumption, please help to correct me. Thank you very much.