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    Which of these sentences is correct (and is there any difference in their meanings?):

    1-At the time being I have few books but in time I'll increase them and have a big library.
    2-At the time being I have few books but with time I'll increase them and have a big library.
    3-At the time being I have few books but in due course I'll increase them and have a big library.

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    I don't see that there is any meaningful difference (if any) between the three sentences.

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    Not really.

    Edited for typo. ;-(

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    They are all correct, except that I would probably put a comma after books. (I noticed that I forgot to answer the first part of the question.)

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    According to emphasis, some might put commas around 'in time' and the others. I do agree with Ron about the comma before 'books'; it isn't essential, but it does break up a rather complex sentence.

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