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# Until Vs Up Until

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Senior Manager
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11 Jan 2009, 20:59
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
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
have sheltered.
were sheltered.
Can some one explain where to use Until and Up Until..........
Intern
Joined: 01 Jan 2009
Posts: 7
Schools: UCB, UCLA
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11 Jan 2009, 23:09
A.

We don't even need to consider " up until" because have sheltered is wrong.
Intern
Joined: 05 Jan 2009
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12 Jan 2009, 01:49
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
Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 698
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12 Jan 2009, 10:57
yes clear A. have sheltered is wrong ... since the action is not present any more.
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12 Jan 2009, 12:06
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!
Intern
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12 Jan 2009, 14:09
go for A.

Statement A is more clear and concise.
Director
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12 Jan 2009, 16:49
why D is wrong here? Until recently should be followed with present perfect tense....any comment?
VP
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13 Jan 2009, 07:16
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.
vivektripathi wrote:
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
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
have sheltered.
were sheltered.
Can some one explain where to use Until and Up Until..........
VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1379
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08 Feb 2009, 15:55
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.
vivektripathi wrote:
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
sheltering.
C. In the times that are recent, the Inuit people led a nomadic existence,
sheltered.
have sheltered.
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.
Senior Manager
Joined: 26 May 2008
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Schools: Kellogg Class of 2012
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09 Feb 2009, 08:42
Agree with icandy,

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

A is fine for me. Will go for A

Cheers,
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