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  1. #1

    Within vs In

    Does it make any difference:
    In 3 days of purchase
    Within 3 days of purchase
    ?


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    #2

    Re: Within vs In

    "in 3 days of purchase" makes no sense.

    "within 3 days of purchase" - up to three full days after purchasing the item

  2. #3

    Re: Within vs In

    So what the differences between them? within and in?
    They all express the period of time, don't they?

  3. #4

    Re: Within vs In

    anybody?
    Is it mean the same when we use:
    We'll reach there within an hour?
    We'll reach there in an hour?


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    #5

    Re: Within vs In

    They may seem close, but there is a difference in contextual meaning.

    In - preposition - expressing a period of time during which an event takes place or a situation remains the case [in an hour]

    We'll be there in an hour.
    The bus will arrive in two hours from now.


    Within - preposition - occurring inside (a particular period of time). [within the hour]

    We'll reach there within thehour.
    You must send off your registration within three days of purchase.

  4. #6

    Re: Within vs In

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They may seem close, but there is a difference in contextual meaning.

    In - preposition - expressing a period of time during which an event takes place or a situation remains the case [in an hour]

    We'll be there in an hour.
    The bus will arrive in two hours from now.


    Within - preposition - occurring inside (a particular period of time). [within the hour]

    We'll reach there within thehour.
    You must send off your registration within three days of purchase.
    about your In preposition, expressing a period of time during which an event takes places....
    ex: we'll be there in an hour
    So there event takes place here is "be", right?

    and how about within
    Within the hour? Wondering why I've never heard about this expression. But the event takes place here is reach? So it's similar to In?
    Still can see no difference between them.

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