Is it standard English to write some task takes "until some time later", like:
1a. The work could take until next week.
where a point in time is used, instead of:
1b. The work could take a few days.
, where an amount of time is indicated?
How about these:
2a. The work would need until next week.
2b. The work would need three days.
3a. The work could require until next week.
3b. The work could require three days.