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What is the difference between A and E? For me both sounds good.
May be, E is better.
Difference between A and E;
A uses "until", which can be used as a preposition and also as a conjunction. Here it's used as a conjunction. used as a function word to indicate continuance to a specified time. Now, always try to grasp the meaning of the sentence and you'll catch it faster than grappling with the intricacies of grammar. Choice "A" says that sales continue until " the sales last". It does not specify the "end time", until which sales continue.
Whereas in "E", "as long as" is the idiom.( a well known idiom!...for example " as long as you are surrounded by idiot people, you can't achieve your goals ). It implies continue "For the period of time that" that sales last! Till the sales last...it continues!
"Until" denotes continuation until a stopping event triggers. ie I kept working until he told me to stop. "As long as" is conditional and can be written to "provided that", "at the condition that" i.e. I will keep working as long as you work with me. Or the sale will continue as long as supplies last. Very subtle difference. So "Until" is not the best choice here because there is no "triggering event" that will stop the sale. Rather, the stop of the sale is conditional, under the condition that as soon as the supplies run out, the sale will stop. So it becomes E
If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of anybody! Cowards do that and You're better than that! The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy. Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING. Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. Getting defeated is just a temporary notion, giving it up is what makes it permanent.
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19 Aug 2015, 06:34
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Re: The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9
19 Aug 2015, 06:34