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    quick question - horizon

    What adjective do we use with the noun "horizon" if i want to express "distant future". Is "long" fine? Does it sound natural?

    Eg. I see this opportunity in a long horizon.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: quick question - horizon

    On the horizon is used to express a short time-frame.

    The new products are on the horizon for the XYZ Company.

    Far horizon is used to express in the future.

    On the far horizon for Bill is to earn a Master's Degree.


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    Re: quick question - horizon

    Understand, the very meaning of 'horizon' means that it is always visible.
    So when we say 'something is on the horizon'. we mean it is 'in view', 'coming'.

    If the financial or other benefit from some opportunity is thought possible in the more distant future, then you are looking at it 'in the long term' (as opposed to 'short term' or 'medium term'.)

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