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    "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Can somebody please explain the difference between "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    What is the difference between these two phrases? I am confused about these two.
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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    As usual, we'd like a full sentence to consider.

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As usual, we'd like a full sentence to consider.
    1) "John will be getting married in two years."

    2) "John will be getting married after two years."

    3) "John will be getting married two years from now."

    Could you please tell me what the difference is in the meanings of these sentences?

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    1 and 3 are grammatically correct and mean the same. 2 doesn't work if you mean "two years from today".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1 and 3 are grammatically correct and mean the same. 2 doesn't work if you mean "two years from today".
    So, what does it mean? Could you please explain?

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Can somebody please explain to me the difference please?

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It does not really mean anything as a stand-alone sentence.

    "John will be getting married after two years from now".

    "John will be getting married two years after graduating."

    Could you please check my sentences? Could you please tell what is the correct way of writing these sentences?

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Thanks and like buttons are not working. So sorry for not acknowledging your efforts. Thank you for the help.

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "John will be getting married after two years from now".

    "John will be getting married two years after graduating."

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    Re: "Two years from now" and "After two years"?

    The main difference is that "After two years" doesn't have an initial time referent. You have to supply your own. "Twenty years ago, I bought a cake shop. After two years, I had just begun to make a profit." Naturally, you couldn't use "two years from now" here.

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