Correct usage: “untill” or “until” and “till” or “til”

“Untill” or “until”: The correct form is “until”.

Example: You can stay in your room until you decide.

“Till” or “til”: This is the short form for “until”, but the correct way to spell it is: “till”, with a double “l”.

Example: 10 minutes till sunrise.


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  • Cristi commented on August 11, 2012 Reply

    You’re welcome 😉

  • maryame commented on November 26, 2012 Reply

    this really helped. simple and clear =)

  • anthony commented on December 5, 2012 Reply

    Thanks ,i came here to know correct usage.This really helped. simple and clear =)

  • Abdisalaam commented on July 30, 2013 Reply

    Really helped,assisted and make it clear. Thanks

  • dante20xx commented on September 19, 2014 Reply

    I don’t believe this. Sorry but I’d rather not look dumb and add an extra L when it’s not there in the original word. ’til has always be the correct form because it’s a shortened version of “until” not “untill” which isn’t a word.

    • OldExonian commented on October 19, 2015 Reply

      You’re actually looking dumber by NOT using “till.” As you unintentionally made clear when you wrote “’til.” Your apostrophe indicates the omission of one or more letters, hence there is no such word per se as “til,” it is “till.”

  • Benjamin commented on December 23, 2014 Reply

    Thanks as this was helpful!

    However, I am still curious about why the 2nd lowercase “L” is used in the short version when it is not in the normal spelling, anyone know? TIA!

  • crystal commented on August 7, 2015 Reply

    You won’t look dumb adding the double l..follow the CVC rule

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