Are both "stay late" and "stay until late" correct and do both have the same meaning? I usually hear/read only the first one. Example:

  • I am going to stay late in the office today.
  • I am going to stay until late in the office today.

The first, "stay late in the office today", is correct. The second form, with "until", would be correct as "stay until late in the evening today". In the second form, "late" attaches to "until late" rather than the first form, where "late" attaches to "in the office". I'm not sure how to express that as a rule, but that's how US English handles it.

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