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# as long as Vs until - which one is better!

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17 Jun 2008, 06:38
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825.The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the supply lasts.

(A) will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the supply lasts

(B) begins at 9 a.m., continuing until the supply lasts

(C) will begin at 9 a.m. and, until the supply lasts, will continue

(D) begins at 9 a.m. and, as long as the supply may last, it continues

(E) will begin at 9 a.m. and continue as long as the supply lasts

as long as or until - which one is better accepted in this case???
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17 Jun 2008, 07:55
E. as long as is suitable here.
With until - The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the supply is finished.
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17 Jun 2008, 08:52
A is better. Continue also means as long as..
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17 Jun 2008, 08:55

Until is used to express a point of time in the future.
for example:
we danced untill dawn.

As long as means that one thing will occur while another thing is still true
for example:
'll stay as long as you need me.
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17 Jun 2008, 09:11
selvae wrote:

Until is used to express a point of time in the future.
for example:
we danced untill dawn.

As long as means that one thing will occur while another thing is still true
for example:
'll stay as long as you need me.

Good one then I guess if we use continue until is same as as long as..
but continue as long as is verbose.
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17 Jun 2008, 09:26
I'll go for E.

selvae - great explanation.
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17 Jun 2008, 09:42
Will for A.

selvae - great explanation.

But rn't v talking about only one thing here, 'supply'.
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17 Jun 2008, 22:03
I am still confused!!!

Car will run until the gas lasts.
Car will run as long as the gas lasts.

Both are same for me. If UNTIL needs a end time , the end time is "finishing of the gas".
There must be a valid reason to eliminate UNTIL.
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18 Jun 2008, 13:09
will go with E...continue as long as...seems clearer...
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18 Jun 2008, 13:11
barfer wrote:
E. as long as is suitable here.
With until - The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the supply is finished.
selvae wrote:

Until is used to express a point of time in the future.
for example:
we danced untill dawn.

As long as means that one thing will occur while another thing is still true
for example:
'll stay as long as you need me.

Both u guys sum it up well...
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06 Mar 2011, 07:58
OA is E

"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.
ABC are gone for using Until.
D is useless
So it becomes E
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06 Mar 2011, 13:11
Till lasts. Not until.
here as long as is better.
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