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please help me with this sentence: He will not pay until/unless he is compelled.

asked Aug 07 '13 at 14:47 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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To me, this describes two slightly different conditions.

 

Until: he has at least some intention to pay, but won't do so until compelled.

Unless: he has no intention to pay, but would if compelled.

link answered Aug 07 '13 at 19:18 Greg deJong Contributor

Thanks Greg.

Scarlet DarwinAug 08 '13 at 14:34

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