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# The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9

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The sale of government surplus machinery will begin at 9 [#permalink]

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23 Dec 2006, 21:55
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1. 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
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23 Dec 2006, 22:56
E.

I was tempted to pick A. But I will stick to my guns and say E.
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24 Dec 2006, 06:49
deep wrote:
Why not A though ?? any reason ?

The usage of until where we should give the time limit like until 9PM . I remember this discussed in the past.

E should be it
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24 Dec 2006, 06:49
Yeah, the reason is until can be used for only a specific time, so you can say "until 9:00 PM", not until supplies last. I got this wrong the first time also.
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24 Dec 2006, 06:57
noted ... thanks...
24 Dec 2006, 06:57
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