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    in ten minutes

    1. I always eat my breakfast in ten minutes. (I think it means 'within ten minutes'?)
    2. The material will be ready in ten days. (Does it mean 'after ten days'?)
    3. We've missed the train, but not to worry, there's another one in ten minutes.

    Does sentence 3 mean "after ten minutes" or "within ten minutes"?

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    Re: in ten minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. I always eat my breakfast in ten minutes. (I think it means 'within ten minutes'?)
    2. The material will be ready in ten days. (Does it mean 'after ten days'?)
    3. We've missed the train, but not to worry, there's another one in ten minutes.

    Does sentence 3 mean "after ten minutes" or "within ten minutes"?

    Thanks.
    2. In ten days time.
    3. In ten minutes time.

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    Re: in ten minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    2. In ten days time.
    3. In ten minutes time.
    Does 'In ten days time' mean at the end of ten days?

    If we say 'The material will be ready in ten days.' (say starting from 1 Dec to 10 Dec), does it mean that the material will be ready on 10 December?

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    Last edited by Winwin2011; 24-Dec-2013 at 18:21.

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    Re: in ten minutes

    If you order it on 1 Dec it will be ready on 11 Dec.

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