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    In vs Within vs During

    Sir can anyone tell me what does the sentence mean when we use these words:- in/within/during/since in the blank and which option is the best to use. The sentence is this:-John seated in the visitor's gallery, glanced at his watch for the third time ......the past five minutes. Thank you.

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    Re: In vs Within vs During

    Quote Originally Posted by BKGODARA View Post
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    Welcome to the forum, BKDODARA. Your politeness is appreciated, but we don't need to be addressed as 'Sir', especially as many of our members are female.
    can anyone tell me what does the sentence mean
    Can anyone tell me what this sentence means
    John, seated in the visitor's gallery, glanced at his watch for the third time ......the past five minutes.
    I'd use 'in'.
    Last edited by Piscean; 28-Sep-2016 at 12:12. Reason: Typo corrected. Thanks teechar

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    Re: In vs Within vs During

    Welcome to the forum. You will receive lots of corrections to your English here, intended to help you improve. In this spirit, please don't combine a colon with a hyphen. This combination isn't used in international English.

    In other words, write The sentence is this:, not The sentence is this:-​.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: In vs Within vs During

    In case it's not clear from GoesStation's post, you shouldn't use a colon followed by a comma either.

    The sentence is this: My dog has fleas.
    The sentence is this:- My dog has fleas.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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