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

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

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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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1 and 3 are grammatically correct and mean the same. 2 doesn't work if you mean "two years from today".
 

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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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Can somebody please explain to me the difference please?
 

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

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"John will be getting married [STRIKE]after[/STRIKE] two years from now".

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

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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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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.

Can it be used in past tense? "Two years from now, I had just begun to make a profit." Does it make any sense to you?
 

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Can it be used in past tense? "Two years from now, I had just begun to make a profit." Does it make any sense to you?
If it did, I would not have written,"Naturally, you couldn't use 'two years from now' here."

Firstly, you've used the past perfect tense. Secondly, does it make sense to you?
 

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If it did, I would not have written,"Naturally, you couldn't use 'two years from now' here."

Firstly, you've used the past perfect tense. Secondly, does it make sense to you?

Okay, sorry, no it doesn't. It cannot be used in past tense at all. Am I correct?
 

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Yes, you're correct. It can't.
 
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