[Grammar] Unless Vs Until

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The phrase unless and until is commonly used, which often leads to people thinking that the two words mean the same thing. However, this phrase should be used when the situation calls for both a context of time and a precondition.

In today’s  [Grammar] we are going to explain the difference between “unless” and “until”. Let’s go!

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1. Unless

“Unless” means except for a specified condition. The word “unless” is used in the context of a precondition and means if this condition is not met.

I will not shoot that squirrel unless someone puts a gun to my head.

Peter will not go to the picnic unless his dog is allowed to accompany him.

The word “unless” is a conjunction. It has the same connotation as the words “if” and “except.” It is a conditional word that provides an option of doing or choosing between two things. It is also used to refer to the need for one thing to happen in order for another to also happen.

Unless you give me the money, I am not going to give you the shoes.

2. Until

The word until is used in the context of time and roughly means before and up to the time.

I cannot get to the TPS reports until next week.

I lived with my parents until I was 17.

It means “up to the time” or “till the time.” It can be used as a preposition.

Brenda did not arrive until the seminar was almost over

Have you already known the difference between  “unless” and “until”? Don’t worry, we prepare a quiz for you👇it is time to show yourself!



#1. The door will not open____you remove the nail that Andrew had put on it.

#2. The party continued ____ the wee hours of the morning.



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