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Postby teddy7171 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:36 am

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Original Title: P4 Synthesis

Help!

It is raining. The tennis match cannot continue.

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Thanks.

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Re: P4 Synthesis

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:11 am

teddy7171 wrote:Help!

It is raining. The tennis match cannot continue.

______________________until________________.

Thanks.


The tennis match cannot continue until it stops raining.

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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:15 pm

The tennis match cannot continue unless it stops raining.

"until" means up to a certain point right?

Or should it be:

The tennis match can continue until it starts to rain.
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Postby Muffins » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:07 pm

Hi ks2me, that is wrong because your synthesised sentence means that it has not rained yet, while the sentence above the synthesised one says that it is already raining...

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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:27 pm

How about:

The tennis match can continue until it is raining.
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Postby Blobbi » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:43 pm

FWIW, I'm with Chief here.

"Until" does mean up to a certain point, so,
The tennis match cannot continue until (up till this point) it stops raining.

Unless is also correct (although it's not part of the question) but it depends on a situation, ie, when it stops raining.

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Postby Muffins » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:54 pm

ks2me wrote:How about:

The tennis match can continue until it is raining.


Hi ks2me, you did not understand my point. Your sentence is wrong as you are saying that it has not started to rain yet, when the sentence above say it is already raining now.

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Postby Muffins » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:54 pm

Blobbi wrote:FWIW, I'm with Chief here.

"Until" does mean up to a certain point, so,
The tennis match cannot continue until (up till this point) it stops raining.

Unless is also correct (although it's not part of the question) but it depends on a situation, ie, when it stops raining.


You are right Blobbi! :D

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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:18 pm

Muffins, I know what you mean. The sentence just sounds awkward to me.
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Postby Muffins » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:16 pm

Oh... :imsorry: ks2me

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