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    apples in a week ?

    Does "in" make sense? I think it should be corrected to "for" as "in" means "after" in future tense.

    ex)We have more apples than we could eat in a week.

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    Re: apples in a week ?

    "In" is correct. How many apples could you eat in a week?

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    Re: apples in a week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "in" make sense? I think it should be corrected to "for" as "in" means "after" in future tense.

    ex)We have more apples than we could eat in a week.
    Yes, 'in' is correct.
    You'd say, "We have enough apples for a week." Enough apples for a week is the amount of apples you'd eat in a week. More apples than you need for a week is more than the amount of apples you could eat in a week.

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    Re: apples in a week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, 'in' is correct.
    You'd say, "We have enough apples for a week." Enough apples for a week is the amount of apples you'd eat in a week. More apples than you need for a week is more than the amount of apples you could eat in a week.
    But in seems to mean "after", so it's like you have apples after a week, it sounds awkward, Does it have the meanig "for the term of"?

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    Re: apples in a week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    But in seems to mean "after", so it's like you have apples after a week, it sounds awkward, Does it have the meanig "for the term of"?
    Yes. In can be used to refer to a period of time.

    How much money do you make in a year?

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