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    #1

    in/after

    Hello!

    He went on holiday, but after three days he came back home.
    I'm going to Paris in three days.

    When we talk about what happens at the end of a period of time,do we always use IN for the future and AFTER for the past?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: in/after

    Hi,

    That seems a reasonable sort of rule. Must admit I'd never really thought about it.

    No doubt we'll now be inundated with exceptions.....

    Rgds

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    #3

    Re: in/after

    I just wanted to make sure it's incorrect to say

    ...but in three days he came back home

    Or...

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