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    #1

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    1) Shall I call you within the next 10 minutes?

    Why we use "the" in the above sentence.

    2)Do all the above sentences have the same meaning?

    Are all the above sentences have the same meaning?

    Whether both the above sentences are correct? (in point 2)

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    #2

    Re: The

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    1) Shall I call you within the next 10 minutes?

    Why do we use "the" in the above sentence. Because it wouldn't be grammatical English without it.

    2)Do all the above sentences have the same meaning?

    Are all the above sentences have the same meaning? This one is incorrect.

    Whether both the above sentences are correct? (in point 2)
    Bhai.

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    #3

    Re: The

    In the first, we use "the" because it is a specific 10 minutes.

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    #4

    Re: The

    Further doubt:

    If we write :

    Shall I call you within 10 minutes?

    In above sentence we have not used " the" whereas 10 minutes is also specific here.

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    #5

    Re: The

    I think it is not a specific 10 minutes when 'next' is absent.

    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: The

    Yes the word "next" is important here.

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    #7

    Re: The

    'I can finish the assignment within two weeks.' ── it refers to any period of two weeks.
    'I can finish the assignment within the next two weeks.' ── it refers only to the following two weeks.
    Are they correct?
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    #8

    Re: The

    Yes.

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