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Don't call me, not until you finnish the job.

Don't call me until you have finnished the job.

Any different in meaning? Both OK, or is the first a double negative?

And maybe if you could give me more insight into the use of 'not until', eg.

Not until he arrived home did he...
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English 1b3Don't call me, not until you finnish finish the job.
Don't call me until you have finnished finished the job.

Any different in meaning? Both OK, or is the first a double negative?
Assuming the comma represents a real pause in the first sentence, both are fine.

Don't call me -- not until you finish the job.

In this case the not will be understood as a repetition of the first part of the sentence, thus:

Don't call me -- that is, [don't call me / not] until you finish the job.
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Not until he finished the job did he call me.
(He did not call me until he finished the job.)
Not until you memorize these verbs can you have your supper.
(You can't have your supper until you memorize these verbs.)
Not until she sang "Love on Ice" did her career really take off.
(Her career didn't really take off until she sang "Love on Ice".)

not until is only used in the initial position. You can't have a main clause in the affirmative followed by a not until clause.

The perfect aspect is not necessary after until, but it is not wrong to include it. Both versions have the same meaning. The demonstrators will not leave until they [make / have made] their demands clear to the government officials.

CJ
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Thank you. I suppose the perfect aspect can be used also?

Not until she had cleaned the pantry did she clean the fridge.
English 1b3I suppose the perfect aspect can be used also?
Yes. You may have responded before I finished editing my answer.

CJ
CalifJimYes. You may have responded before I finished editing my answer.

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