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Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2009, 19:59
Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.
A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
B. During recent times, the Inuit people lead a nomadic existence,
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
D. Up until recently, the Inuit people, leading a nomadic existence,
have sheltered.
E. Until recent time, leading a nomadic existence, the Inuit people
were sheltered.
Can some one explain where to use Until and Up Until..........
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2009, 22:09
A.

We don't even need to consider " up until" because have sheltered is wrong.
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 00:49
I choose A.

In case anyone's interested, I googled "up until". Came up with this explanation for its use.

http://www.bartleby.com/68/70/6270.html
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 09:57
yes clear A. have sheltered is wrong ... since the action is not present any more.
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 11:06
Few months ago, I chose A as my answer.

Doing it this time around, I chose D.

I did a search on this questions, and apparently there's 2 OAs. ( A and D). Atleast I'm close! :lol:
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 13:09
go for A.


Statement A is more clear and concise.
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2009, 15:49
why D is wrong here? Until recently should be followed with present perfect tense....any comment?
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 06:16
The battle is b/w A and D. A gives an impression that Inuit people led a nomadic life in past but not now. D removes this ambiguity by saying they are still leading nomadic life. hence my choice is D.
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Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.
A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
B. During recent times, the Inuit people lead a nomadic existence,
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
D. Up until recently, the Inuit people, leading a nomadic existence,
have sheltered.
E. Until recent time, leading a nomadic existence, the Inuit people
were sheltered.
Can some one explain where to use Until and Up Until..........
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 14:55
ritula wrote:
The battle is b/w A and D. A gives an impression that Inuit people led a nomadic life in past but not now. D removes this ambiguity by saying they are still leading nomadic life. hence my choice is D.
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Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering in
igloos, the ice-block domes that are peculiar to north-central Canada,
and in structures made of stones, bones, driftwood, and skins.
A. Until recently, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence, sheltering
B. During recent times, the Inuit people lead a nomadic existence,
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
D. Up until recently, the Inuit people, leading a nomadic existence,
have sheltered.
E. Until recent time, leading a nomadic existence, the Inuit people
were sheltered.
Can some one explain where to use Until and Up Until..........


ritula,

If they are continuing to live a nomadic life, why do we need until recently or up until recently. Either of them shows a shift that it was a pattern until recently and not any more.
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Re: Until Vs Up Until [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 07:42
Agree with icandy,

D sounds somewhat redundant in that it indicates the shift happening twice

A is fine for me. Will go for A

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