Are you wondering whether to use ‘till’ or ‘until’? And what is the difference between the two? We can clear that up, plus teach you how to use both in a sentence correctly.
In short, the difference is that:
We’ve learned that ‘until’ and ‘till’ mean the same thing, but what about ‘til’?
‘Til means the same thing – to indicate when something will happen, begin, or end. ‘Til is an incorrect variation of ‘till.’
These words sound similar and mean the same thing, which means they're not homophones.
As you just learned, there’s no difference between ‘till’ and ‘until.’ They both mean when something will happen, begin, or end.
‘Till’ is actually older than ‘until,’ believe it or not. Most people think it’s an abbreviated version of ‘until,’ however, that’s actually not the case.
‘Till’ is older than ‘until.’
Since ‘till’ and ‘until’ mean the same thing, you can use them interchangeably in your writing without worrying about usage.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ‘until’ and ‘till’ is used to indicate when something will happen (i.e., until morning).
It also means before.
Wondering how to pronounce these words? Here’s a short guide.
Now that we know what the words mean and how to pronounce them let’s see some examples of how to use them in a sentence.
Remember that these words can be used interchangeably, so you can always swap out one word for the other if you want to or if you’re writing something more informal.
To recap, we learned that both words we discussed mean the same thing. That means they can be used interchangeably.
If you ever forget the meaning or how to use them in a sentence, you can always come back for a refresher. We’ve got a ton of other content dedicated to explaining confusing words and phrases you might come across while learning the language. Go check it out whenever you need to.
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