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till vs. until in “from Apr. 21st till/until Apr. 28th” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between “till” and “until”? Please kindly advise me on the correct usage of till/until when talking about period of time. For ...
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“Till” or “Until” that is the question [duplicate]

Which is preferred usage: The performance features Twain giving an overview of his life up till 1896, ... -or: The performance features Twain giving an overview of his life up until 1896, ... I ...
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“Till the morning” or “till morning”?

Which of the following statements is more appropriate? You have to stay here till the morning. You have to stay here till morning. The second one seems more fluent to me. What do you think?...
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Why is “till” used in this expression: “If we don't leave till after lunch…”?

If we don't leave till after lunch we'll be cutting it very fine. I understand it to mean: "If we don't leave after lunch, we'll be cutting it very fine." (In the event of our not leaving immediately ...
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Is it improper to say “count till a hundred”? [closed]

I'm told that using count till a hundred is improper grammar. What's the correct preposition?
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I need help on using until/till in a sentence [duplicate]

I don't know what to choose, that's why I am here to ask this question. I have been paying this amount since November 2013 until/till now.
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Is it awkward to say “to play to / till exhaustion”?

I'm trying to translate the Japanese phrase 「遊び疲れる」 which is composed of two verbs, 「遊ぶ」 (to play) and 「疲れる」 (to be exhausted). Literally, the combined form 「遊び疲れる」 means "to be exhausted due to ...
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Why does “raptor” not contain an apostrophe?

Why is the word raptor not written as 'raptor when used as the abbreviated name for velociraptor?
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Time, hours, periods

Could anybody say me how to write periods of time in English. For example, I know how to say in case of years: from one year to another year. But how to deal with hours. Is it the same? from 5 am to 6 ...
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Best practice regarding the words until, till, til, 'till, 'til and to

I often see in English the word 'till used as until. Example I'll wait 'till the end of time. Now I have found out that this may be wrong. The correct writing is without the apostrophe 'till and ...