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    Which is appropriate, "in" or "after"?

    Hello, teachers!

    Would you help me with the following?

    1. I will get to the place ( in / after ) five minutes.

    2. I got to the place ( in / after ) five minutes.

    Which is appropriate, "in" or "after" in #1 and #2?

    Is there any clear usage rule for these two prepositions?
    If so, would you let me know it?


    Thanks in advance,

    yam.

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    Re: Which is appropriate, "in" or "after"?

    I am not a teacher

    If you are planning to get there within 5 minutes, "in" is O.K. However, if you get there later than 5 minutes, in that case use 'after'.

    Wait for teachers to confirm.

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    Re: Which is appropriate, "in" or "after"?

    I would use in for both sentences.

    However, if you get there later than 5 minutes, in that case use 'after'.
    I would not use after here. I would use something like It will take me at least 5 minutes to get there.

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