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    A: Well, I gave notice at the bank, in two weeks I'll be working as a full time photographer.
    I believe 'in two week' means 'up to two week from now'. It means 'until two weeks'. Am I right?

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    Re: in + length of time

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    A: Well, I gave notice at the bank, in two weeks I'll be working as a full time photographer.
    I believe 'in two week' means 'up to two week from now'. It means 'until two weeks'. Am I right?
    No, it means "two weeks from now". The person gave the bank notice that he/she will be leaving in two weeks. Your sentence should have a semicolon or a period (full stop) after "bank". As it is written, it is a comma splice.

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    Re: in + length of time

    I didn't get it completely.
    It means:
    1. Before two weeks (from now)?
    2. After two weeks?
    3. Exactly at two weeks?
    For example if today is Jun 1,
    1. Before Jun 15?
    2. After Jun 15?
    3. On Jun 15?

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I didn't get it completely.
    It means:
    1. Before two weeks (from now)?
    2. After two weeks?
    3. Exactly at two weeks?
    For example if today is Jun 1,
    1. Before Jun 15?
    2. After Jun 15?
    3. On Jun 15?
    It is impossible (from only this sentence) to know exactly when the photography job will begin. All we know is that the person will be working at the bank for two more weeks.

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is impossible (from only this sentence) to know exactly when the photography job will begin. All we know is that the person will be working at the bank for two more weeks.
    We don't know that for certain. All we know is that if, two weeks from today, we ask the speaker "What do you do", s/he will reply, "I am a full-time photographer".

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is impossible (from only this sentence) to know exactly when the photography job will begin. All we know is that the person will be working at the bank for two more weeks.
    When you say 'for two more weeks' it means 'after two weeks'

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    We don't know that for certain. All we know is that if, two weeks from today, we ask the speaker "What do you do", s/he will reply, "I am a full-time photographer".
    It means leaving the bank is 'before the two weeks'

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    It means leaving the bank is 'before the two weeks'
    We don't know,

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    When you say 'for two more weeks' it means 'after two weeks'
    No. "For two more weeks" refers to the period of time that the person will be working at the bank. After two weeks, the person will be a photographer.

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    Re: in + length of time

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    A: Well, I gave notice at the bank, in two weeks I'll be working as a full time photographer.
    I believe 'in two week' means 'up to two week from now'. It means 'until two weeks'. Am I right?
    In two weeks (or In two weeks' time) means, in this particular case, that you will start your new job as a photographer at the end of the period of two weeks starting from now. That's when your job will start, after two weeks, not before. Or in other words, another two weeks will have gone when you start your job as a photographer.

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