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    Question how to understand 'in a week's' which followed by "to + v"(infinitive phrase) ?

    Hi, I have a sentence like this:

    My plan is to finish the work in 7 days.

    Does it mean i will finish the work at the 8th day, or WITHIN 7 days ?

    Thanks !!!

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    Re: how to understand 'in a week's' which followed by "to + v"(infinitive phrase) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeon View Post
    Hi, I have a sentence like this:

    My plan is to finish the work in 7 days. I would take this to mean that you will finish the work on the 7th day.

    Does it mean i will finish the work at the 8th day, or WITHIN 7 days ?

    Thanks !!!
    Henry

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    Re: how to understand 'in a week's' which followed by "to + v"(infinitive phrase) ?

    Thanks !! Please allow me write more samples here.

    I will finish the work in 7 days. (It takes me 7 days to finish it.)
    And, my plan is to finish the work in 7 days.

    Are those two sentences same?

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    Re: how to understand 'in a week's' which followed by "to + v"(infinitive phrase) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeon View Post
    Thanks !! Please allow me write more samples here.

    I will finish the work in 7 days. (It takes me 7 days to finish it.)
    And, my plan is to finish the work in 7 days.

    Are those two sentences same?
    I would say that they are pretty much the same, except that in the first you sound sure, while in the second you leave some room for flexibility in the timeframe. (Although it is your plan to finish in 7 days, the possibility remains that the work could be completed in 6 or 8.)

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    Re: how to understand 'in a week's' which followed by "to + v"(infinitive phrase) ?

    Thank you!

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    Re: how to understand 'in a week's' which followed by "to + v"(infinitive phrase) ?

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

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