Which one is right?

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Esta tarjeta no se podrá usar hasta que llame para activarla (or)
Esta tarjeta no se podrá usar hasta que no llame para activarla? I don't know why "option one" sounds incorrect to me. Is there a rule about this in Spanish'

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updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by LadyDi

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I would say first one is correct.

the second one means something like "you shouldn't use it in order to activate it".

updated SEP 30, 2008
posted by pasabolita
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the you is missing fron the first sentence
Hasta que usted no llame para activarla

updated SEP 29, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Thanks for your reply James. I didn't move the thread so I'm not sure what happened.

updated SEP 29, 2008
posted by LadyDi
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Just curious: Why was this thread moved to the proofreading forum? It seems to me that it is just a question about grammar, and belongs in the grammar forum where it started. After I replied to it, it disappeared and I had to track it down.

updated SEP 29, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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After doing some checking (rather than just shooting from the hip as in my first post), I find that there is a "no expletivo," which is used in such cases when the main clause is negative. It is considered correct but unnecessary.

updated SEP 29, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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I could be wrong, but I think you are confusing these two:

hasta que llame
mientras que no llame

They both mean roughly the same thing. I also think many people use the "haste que no" form, but it is not correct, as I understand it.

updated SEP 29, 2008
posted by 00bacfba