Hello T1982,Could you explain the difference between 'up to' and 'till' when we use it á preposition of time, please.
Thanks a lot
I was hoping that people would read the linked threads and that this wouldn't happen.Hello T1982,
The standard version of till is until. If you use it informally, it is spelled 'til.
Sorry panjandrum, but the following comes from OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S DICTIONARY:may be used at all levels of spoken and written English.
I don't think you'll find anything much more formal than the very traditional form of words used in wedding vows:Sorry panjandrum, but the following comes from OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S DICTIONARY:
Till is generally felt to be more informal than until and is used much less often in writing. At the beginning of a sentence, until is usually used.
You can certainly say, in BE, "The shop is open from "9 a.m. to 5 p.m", but using "to" on its own in the way you've tried to do it there doesn't really work....is it possible to use the preposition TO for saying until what time something takes?
e.g. I was there to 5 p.m.