I want to know in which situation or sentence I have to use until and when I use even. Both seem to have the same meaning.

For example:

I stayed at home the whole day until you came

No one visited, even you didn't come

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    Can you give an example where they have the same meaning? I can't think of one... – user184130 Aug 1 '18 at 15:09
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    "No one visited, even you didn't come" is not grammatical. "No one visited" and "Even you didn't come" are complete sentences and should be separated by a period, semicolon, or dash. – nollidge Aug 1 '18 at 15:27
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    Also it's unclear why you think they have the same meaning when you used them in different ways in your examples. – nollidge Aug 1 '18 at 15:30
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Your example sentences do not have the same meaning.

I stayed at home the whole day until you came.

Here, until is used as a conjunction and relates to a point in time:


: up to the time that : up to such time as • play continued until it got dark • never able to relax until he took up fishing • ran until she was breathless

In this sentence, you did eventually show up.

And your second sentence (rephrased slightly to fix a grammar issue):

No one visited, not even you.

Here, even is used as an adjective and acts to stress the pronoun in the final part of the sentence:


1 a —used as an intensive to stress an extreme or highly unlikely condition or instance • so simple even a child can do it

In this sentence, you didn't show up.

A different way of looking at the use of even here is this possible interpretation of the meaning:

Of all the people whom I expected to show up but didn't, your absence surprised me the most.

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