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    Will see you five weeks later

    Hi,

    *self-made*

    - I will see you five weeks later.

    I googled it and saw some say that it is wrong to use "later" in such a sentence like the one above. It is said that we should use "in" instead. But I could not understand why it is wrong.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Will see you five weeks later

    It's possible if a previous time has been mentioned: I'll leave for Australia on 7 December, and I'll see you five weeks later in Tokyo. 'Later' does not mean 'after now'.

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    Re: Will see you five weeks later

    It depends how you want to use it. If you mean 'I will see you in five weeks', that's what you should say.

    Looking to the future, you could say 'We'll have our first meeting next Tuesday, and then I'll see you five weeks later'.

    EDIT: Cross-posted with Piscean. We agree.

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