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    #1

    in/into the future

    in/into the future

    One day, perhaps far in/into the future, you'll regret what you've done.

    What's the difference between in and into the future?
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    Re: in/into the future

    Where did you find that sentence? I would not use either in the above. I might use "in the distant future" instead.

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    #3

    Re: in/into the future

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Where did you find that sentence? I would not use either in the above. I might use "in the distant future" instead.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht/...1%E8%AA%9E/far
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    #4

    Re: in/into the future

    I think 'in' is OK. I wouldn't use 'into'.
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