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‘see you later’ or ‘see you in…’?

With a time expression, we use later to mean after that time, and in to mean after now. But without a time expression, we can use later to mean after now. Compare: She was taken to the emergency room in the morning and given some basic treatment. She was released a few hours later. [time … Continue reading

When to use ‘on time’ and when to use ‘in time’?

‘On time’ means ‘at the planned time’; that is, neither too early nor too late. The opposite is ‘early’ or ‘late.’ It is often used to refer to timetabled events. Example: I just checked with the airport; the flight is on time. I want the meeting to start exactly on time. ‘In time’ means ‘with … Continue reading

when to use ‘during’ and when to use ‘for’

During is used to say ‘when’ something happens; for is used to say ‘how long it lasts.’ Example: I was in London during the summer. I was in London for six weeks. It rained during the night for two or three hours. We use both during and in to say that something happens inside a particular period of … Continue reading

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