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    #1

    I have meeting in/within

    "I have meeting in a week."

    "I have meeting within a week."

    I'm sure there is a difference in meaning and the tenses but I couldn't think any. Could you explain this?
    Last edited by Checkmate; 22-Dec-2014 at 16:42. Reason: Omitting the articles

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    #2

    Re: I have meeting in/within

    You need 'a' before 'meeting' in both cases.

    #1 means the meeting is in exactly one week.

    #2 means the meeting will take place sometime in the next seven days.

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    #3

    Re: I have meeting in/within

    "I have a meeting in a week." Today is Monday. I have this meeting until Sunday.
    "I have a meeting within a week." Today is Monday. I will attend to a meeting in the next Monday.

    Is this right?

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    #4

    Re: I have meeting in/within

    in a week - in a week's time i.e. next Monday.
    within a week - the meeting will be held on any day until next Monday.

    It is 'attend a meeting', not 'attend to a meeting'.

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    #5

    Re: I have meeting in/within

    Thanks for the explanation.

    Could I ask another with the same prepositions?

    "I live in a log cabin."

    "I live within a log cabin."

    I'm not sure whether these two prepositions are used interchangeably. Are they different?

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    Re: I have meeting in/within

    You usually say you live in a house, an apartment, a log cabin, a shelter, etc.
    I cannot think of a context where you say you 'live within a building'.

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    Re: I have meeting in/within

    Ted, we do not say "live in a houses".

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    Re: I have meeting in/within

    Typo again, sorry.

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    #9

    Re: I have meeting in/within

    When should I use 'within' instead of 'in' to tell someone's location?

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    #10

    Re: I have meeting in/within

    'He lives within two miles of the city centre.'

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