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Since my friend has not watched movie A yet, I want to tell him that watching movie B in the meantime would be a good idea. So, would it would probably be something like:

Watch movie B until you have not decided to watch movie A.

I am just looking the best way to say this.

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  • I am a little confused. Does it matter what order the movies should be seen in? Should movie B be seen first? Is your friend more likely to want to watch movie A if he watches movie B first?
    – Mixolydian
    Commented May 29, 2019 at 18:44
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    If he hasn't watched movie A yet, then telling him to watch movie B until he hasn't watched movie A would result in him not watching movie B at all because the condition to stop watching movie B would be immediately met. But saying the opposite (to watch movie B until he has watched movie A) would also not make sense. If he's watching movie B, he can never watch movie A in the first place, resulting in him watching movie B for the rest of his life. So, neither scenario—to watch movie B until movie A is or isn't watched—is meaningful. Commented May 30, 2019 at 3:55
  • Thanks everyone for your replies. @JasonBassford you are absolutely right; this is exactly what I have in mind, and therefore, I am wondering what the best sentence in this case would be.
    – Zaeem
    Commented May 30, 2019 at 7:17
  • What is exactly what you have in mind? ;) I'm still not sure what you're trying to say. Is it just watch movie B before you watch movie A as in an answer here—or is it something else? Commented May 30, 2019 at 14:19
  • @JasonBassford lol.. well... It was a long shot. Okay I think I'm not being able to communicate properly, which obviously means that my English still requires a lot of work. I'll try to further clarify my question. It's not the order that I'm focusing on; it's more like a suggestion, like "you may watch movie B in the meantime (until you decide to watch movie A)." Let's say I have been telling my friend to watch GoT and there's this video that comprises the best scenes from all seasons, and so, I tell my friend to watch this video in the meantime (until he decides to watch GoT).
    – Zaeem
    Commented May 30, 2019 at 16:39

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Your question is quite ambiguous, and I am not sure 100% that I understood your issue.


If it is important to watch the movies in the following order:

  1. [movie A]
  2. [movie B]

then you can say:

You should not watch [movie B] before you watch [movie A].

E.g.:

You should not watch Shrek 2 before you watch Shrek (the original).

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