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    in/after

    In / After a few year's time, the mountains will be covered with trees.

    Either "in" or "after" is correct in this case, right? Please.

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    Re: in/after


    In a few years' time, the mountains will be covered with trees.
    After a few years, the mountains will be covered with trees.
    After a few years' time, the mountains will be covered with trees.


    The first two sound natural to me; the third does not.
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    Re: in/after

    I see. Thanks.

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    Re: in/after

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    In a few year's time, the mountains will be covered with trees.
    After a few years, the mountains will be covered with trees.
    After a few year's time, the mountains will be covered with trees.

    The first two sound natural to me; the third does not.
    I'm puzzled. Is year's in your first example a typo, or is that how it should be spelt? If it's correct, would you please explain why?

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    Re: in/after

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedwig View Post
    I'm puzzled. Is year's in your first example a typo, or is that how it should be spelt? If it's correct, would you please explain why?
    It's a typo; it should be "years'". Sorry. I've changed it.

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