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    On time and in time

    Could you explain the difference between "on time" and "in time"
    Thanks for your time


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    Re: On time and in time

    Quote Originally Posted by annechkaaa View Post
    Could you explain the difference between "on time" and "in time"
    Thanks for your time
    You should give us a sample sentence or two to comment on.

    John arrived at work on time for the meeting. means he arrived normally with no rush for a scheduled meeting.

    John arrived at work in time for the meeting. means he probably rushed to the meeting fearing he was late and he made it to the room before the meeting started.


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    Re: On time and in time

    That is exactly what I meant =)
    Thank you very much for your help!


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    Re: On time and in time

    Something happen on time, they happen as the time was schedueled.
    Ex: You are on time for the meeting. "it means you are punctual, you are not late."
    - On time is not be late.

    In time is soon enough.
    Ex: I hope that I can return home in time to watch the football match tonight.
    "it means I return home soon enough before the football match begins.
    - The oposite of in time is too late.

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