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    #1

    Preposition in vs after

    Why two different prepositions?
    This message is marked as junk and will be deleted AFTER 10 days.
    John will be back IN 10 days.

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    Re: Preposition in vs after

    Both are acceptable in the first. It could have said "will be deleted in 10 days" although some people will argue that means it will be deleted on day 10, whereas "after 10 days" means on day 11.

    The second is much more natural with "in".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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