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    about 20 min

    Hi,
    Can someone tell me "what is the difference between she takes 20min to reach that place and she takes about 20min to reach".

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    Re: about 20 min

    Hey there!

    '20min' is short for 'twenty minutes.'

    'She takes twenty minutes to reach that place...' is a definite statement, meaning that it takes her exactly twenty minutes.

    'She takes about twenty minutes to reach it..' is not a definite statement. 'About' is the operative word here. It means that she might take 15 minutes, or twenty five minutes.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: about 20 min

    I agree with the previous response, but in reality, nobody can say with certainty that any trip will take exactly 20 minutes.

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