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Is any of these sentences correct?

  1. Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played to this game for 5 years.
  2. Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played to this game since 5 years.
  3. Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played this game for 5 years.
  4. Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played this game since 5 years.

And can I just say, "until 2 months ago" instead of "until I played again 2 months ago"?

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Can you clarify if the "to" in the first two examples is a typo or part of the question? Thanks. –  RegDwigнt Apr 29 '11 at 23:13
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The correct sentence is:

Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played this game for 5 years.

Playing to something is what you do with a talent to something else, normally a person or group of people, for example:

I played [my guitar] to the audience

Doing something since something works for events or milestones, e.g:

I haven't played this game since I broke my arm.

I've been living here since I was five years old.

And yes you can say

Until 2 months ago, I had not played this game for 5 years.

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I would say "I played [my guitar] for the audience" (without the emphasis). –  compman Apr 29 '11 at 23:29
    
Thank you very much to all three of you. –  Gunther Apr 29 '11 at 23:52
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Until I played again 2 months ago, I had not played this game for 5 years

is correct. So too is

Until 2 months ago, I had not played this game for 5 years

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