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    LeTyan is offline Member
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    Default how late is "later on"?

    Hi teachers:

    please take a look at this,
    " We will discuss this topic later on."

    I really can't figure out when exactly "later on" implies.
    Is it more like "in a few minutes"?
    Or is it more like "in a few days"?
    Or is it impossible to tell?

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: how late is "later on"?

    It depends on the context.

    In a seminar that lasts an hour it means in less than 60 minutes.

    In a lecture outlining a term's coursework it could mean in six weeks.

    Rover

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