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    In / After

    Hello,
    I still don't know the difference between "in" and "after"

    1. I will finish my work in an hour. Correct
    2. I will finish my work after an hour. Incorrect

    This is my estimation: 1 is correct and 2 is incorrect. Because we usually use "in" when we talk about future events but "after" is usually used when we want to talk about a past event. So, number 1 is a future event.

    3. He left the room in an hour. Incorrect
    4. He left the door after an hour. Correct

    This is my estimation: 3 is incorrect because we usually use "in" when we talk about future events and number 3 is not a future event but a past event. "after" is usually used when we want to talk about a past event. So, number 4 is a past event.

    Is my estimation right? I will be happy if you give some helpful advice on their difference.
    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: In / After

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    I still don't know the difference between "in" and "after"

    1. I will finish my work in an hour. Correct
    2. I will finish my work after an hour. Incorrect

    This is my estimation: 1 is correct and 2 is incorrect. Because we usually use "in" when we talk about future events but "after" is usually used when we want to talk about a past event. So, number 1 is a future event.

    3. He left the room in an hour. Incorrect
    4. He left the door after an hour. Correct

    This is my estimation: 3 is incorrect because we usually use "in" when we talk about future events and number 3 is not a future event but a past event. "after" is usually used when we want to talk about a past event. So, number 4 is a past event.

    Is my estimation right? I will be happy if you give some helpful advice on their difference.
    Thank you
    Yes, 1 and 4 are more natural.

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