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English translation: we found him today, not before

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English term or phrase:we cound not find him until today
English translation:we found him today, not before
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
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15:02 Jan 31, 2009
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: Until
"We could not find him until Today" -
Does this mean that we could not find him before today and we found him today?
Or
Does this mean that we could not find him before today and he is still missing?

How about if we use "till" instead of "until"? - "We could not find him till Today"

TIA.
Rabeya Akhter
Singapore
Local time: 12:59
we found him today, not before
Explanation:
"till" is also used and means the same thing in this context.

Mike :)

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Note added at 1 hr (2009-01-31 16:16:51 GMT)
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We still cannot find him.

By stating this it indicates that he has not been found, and that an ongoing effort to find him has been underway, possibly extending to previous days.
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Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 00:59
Grading comment
Thank you!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +8we found him today, not before
Michael Powers (PhD)


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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
until
we found him today, not before


Explanation:
"till" is also used and means the same thing in this context.

Mike :)

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Note added at 1 hr (2009-01-31 16:16:51 GMT)
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We still cannot find him.

By stating this it indicates that he has not been found, and that an ongoing effort to find him has been underway, possibly extending to previous days.

Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 00:59
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 120
Grading comment
Thank you!
Notes to answerer
Asker: How can we say, "We could not find him before today and he is still missing?" using the above sentece structure?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Egil Presttun: We could not find him before today + We found him today
2 mins
  -> Thank you, Egil - Mike :)

agree  Jack Doughty
9 mins
  -> Thank you, Jack - Mike :)

agree  Carol Gullidge: and in answer to the 2nd question, she cd say, eg, "we still haven't found him" - but that isn't what she originally asked...
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Carol - Mike :)

agree  Lalit Sati
4 hrs
  -> Thank you, Lalit - Mike :)

agree  Gary D
10 hrs
  -> Thank you, Gary - Mike :)

agree  Patricia Townshend
18 hrs
  -> Thank you, Patricia - Mike :)

agree  Phong Le
20 hrs
  -> Thank you, Phong - Mike :)

agree  Gisele Guerra
2 days7 hrs
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Feb 5, 2009 - Changes made by Michael Powers (PhD):
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