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navi tasan

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Is this sentence correct:
1-I won't be seeing you in a long time.
 

navi tasan

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"For a long time" is definitely correct. I was just wondering if one could use "in a long time".
 

Tanja

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That's absurd... :lol: but listen.

As I can imagine the situation according to this statement, I see the following picture.

Now you see this person every day and you sure you will be seeing her/him yet for a long time. And it must pass a long time till you won't be seeing her/him. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Got it? Don't worry - I also have a smooth comprehension of what i've said. :lol:
 

Casiopea

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navi tasan said:
"For a long time" is definitely correct. I was just wondering if one could use "in a long time".

Context would help. 8)

I won't be seeing you in a week. (OK, but please note the context)

Pat: See you Friday.
Sam: This Friday?
Pat: No. Friday next week.
Sam: But I'm leaving for Boston tomorrow, so I won't be seeing you in a week. I'll be seeing you in two weeks. :wink:
 
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