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    #1

    in 5 minutes /after 5 minutes

    1. I was waiting at the railway station. A train arrived after 5 minutes.

    2. I was waiting at the railway station. A train arrived in 5 minutes.

    Do both sentences have the same meaning?
    Last edited by Kumar Nadimuthu; 13-Apr-2015 at 18:56.
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    #2

    Re: in 5 minutes /after 5 minutes

    Only #1 is natural.

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    #3

    Re: in 5 minutes /after 5 minutes

    Both 1 and 2 or OK in AmE. I actually prefer 2.

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