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# Correct Usage of "when"

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06 Oct 2011, 07:12
Hi GMAT Experts,

Could you tell the correct usage of "when" in the GMAT sentence correction?

Could you tell why the usage of "when" in the below sentence is wrong?:

it was not almost until 1950 when modern critics and biographers began to seriously consider the literary merits of author's work

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11 Oct 2011, 20:27

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12 Oct 2011, 12:19
sungoal wrote:

Unfortunately, there isn't much help to give here. This one is purely idiomatic. "It wasn't until..." takes "that," and not "when," for not grammatical reason other than convention.
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