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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question In a week's time I will complete my work.

    1.In a week's time I will complete my work.
    2. In a week's time I will have completed my work.

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Which of these two sentences is grammatically correct

    I would say both, as long as you add a comma after time. The perfect form adds an extra element of completion.

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    Re: Which of these two sentences is grammatically correct

    They mean different things. 2 means that your work will be complete in one week's time. 1 could mean (and usually does) that in a week's time, you will sit down and finish it. It implies that you will not work on it within the next week.

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