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Do you sense a difference between the following two sentences? A. The report was to be handed in until the construction began. B. The report was to be handed in until the construction had begun. Can we say that: the first sentence imply that the report was handed And that: the second sentence does not imply anything as to whether the report was handed or not? Or more importantly, can we infer both meanings from each of the sentences?
Mar 14, 2011 6:40 AM
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The problem is that neither sentence is an example of grammatically correct English. The sentences would make more sense if you replace "until" with "after." If you make this change, there is still not much difference in meaning. Neither sentence implies that the construction actually started.
March 14, 2011
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