posted by rfvv

1. We'll leave after lunch.
2. We'll leave in lunch.
(Can we use both preposition? Are both OK? What is the difference between them?)

3. He was dead in a few seconds.
4. He was dead after a few seconds.
(is there any difference between them? Can we use both prepositions?)

5. They will leave for London after 10 minutes.

6. They will leave for London in 10 minutes.

(Does #5 mean that they will leave for London after 10, 15, 20 minutes....? Any time after 10 minutes? Does #6 mean they will leave for London shortly after 10 minutes? What is the difference between them?)

  1. Reed

    1 & 2: 1 is find, using "after". That means after we have eaten our lunch, or after the lunch period. #2 is not correct. "In" lunch? There's a fly in my soup? What is in lunch? Too much garlic? You could say you will leave during the lunch period. It does NOT mean after lunch. It really means nothing.

    3 & 4: Both mean the same thing in this instance. In both, using in and after, it means he died after the elapse of a few seconds.

    5 & 6: leaving after 10 minutes could mean any time after ten minutes has elapsed. It really doesn't make much sens. #6 is correct. We will leave in ten minutes (when the train is scheduled to leave, or when the timer goes off, or for whatever reason you must wait ten minutes to leave).

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. English

    1. Passport,please. (What is the complete form of this one?
  2. English

    Thank you very, very much for your help. Which of the following questions are you more likely to use?
  3. Physics

    A 3.8 kg fish swimming 1.3 m/s swallows an absent minded 1.4 kg fish swimming toward it at a velocity that brings both fish to a halt immediately after lunch. What is the velocity v of the smaller fish before lunch?
  4. math

    A popular new secretary at the law firm of Farnsworth, Newman, O’Malley, Price, and Reynolds, is taken to lunch by a different one of those five men on each of her first week on the job. Each man took her to eat at a different one …
  5. English II

    How does the author support her view that the lunch period at Mountain Vista High School should be extended?
  6. help i have no idea!!!!!!

    Sam spent $ 12 on lunch which was fruit, soup and a drink. She also has to pay 7.5% tax and wants to leave a 15% tip. How much will she spend on lunch?
  7. English

    What is the difference between lunch plate and lunch tray in shape?
  8. English

    1. Walls have ears. 2. The walls have ears. -------------- Which one is correct?
  9. English

    1. Lunch is on me. 2. What do you mean by "lunch is on me"?
  10. English

    1A: How's your middle school, Jimin? 2B: It's good. Everyone is friendly. 3A: Is it different from elementary school?

More Similar Questions