Language tip of the week: until

Posted by on April 17, 2014

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.

This week’s language tip helps with the conjunction and preposition until:

Unlike till, the word until has only one l:
✗ Parents are responsible for their children’s actions untill they are 18.
✓ Parents are responsible for their children’s actions until they are 18.
Till and until mean the same, but till is more informal.

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