re: Not Until? page 2

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this is about structures set up by "not" collocated with "until".

a context may go like this:

as per a contract, A is to sell a cargo to B and A is supposed to delivere the cargo to B prior to 1 Jan. 2005 but failed to do that even after the day 1 Jan. 2005. such being the case, can it be said:

"A did not delivere the cargo to B until 1 Jan. 2005. "

i doubt it is true because it means to me that the cargo was delivered on the day 1 Jan. 2005. and i don't think "not until " is applicable here.

to me, "A did not delivere the cargo to B even after 1 Jan. 2005" should serve the purpose correctly.

by the way, does "A failed to delivere the cargo to B until 1 Jan. 2005 " fit in the circumstance?

tks a lot.
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By the way, CalifJim, shall I use AT the forums?

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I'd use "in". "at" is certainly understandable, however.

CJ
Thank you all Pieanne, Julielai and CalifJim!
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