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    A few months in

    It's usually "in a few months", and maybe they can sometimes reverse the order. I've rarely seen this structure where "in" comes at the end. Is it a mistake or common?

    mo3-47 ex)... At a makeshift hospital, her left leg was considered beyond repair and amputated just below the knee. British activist Sally Becker, who evacuated many children during the war, arranged to bring her to the United States for treatment. Kazazic spent nearly two years in a hospital in Maryland. A few months in, Kazazic received her first artificial leg, but walking was intensely painful.Nonetheless, she managed to graduate from a high school in Maryland. At 18, she left the hospital and moved into an apartment with a fellow refugee...

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    Re: A few months in

    It's not particularly common, but it's acceeptable. - A few months in(to her two-year stay)...

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