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    Prepositions in and within

    I am having troubles recently concerning the use of in and within.
    Should I say ''in the next five minutes?''
    or should it be '' within the next five minutes?''

    I would greatly appreciate any help that you may extend.
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    Re: Prepositions in and within

    Roughly speaking, they mean the same. Having said that, within seems more formal, and puts more emphasis on an event that will have taken place before the end of a stated period of time.

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    Re: Prepositions in and within

    Quote Originally Posted by ritzyengli View Post
    I am having troubles recently concerning the use of in and within.
    Should I say ''in the next five minutes?''
    or should it be '' within the next five minutes?''

    I would greatly appreciate any help that you may extend.
    Thank you.
    They have the same meaning for me.

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