I often see errors in the use of ‘later’ and ‘in’ when talking about the future.
Use ‘later’ to mean ‘after that time’.
Use ‘in’ to mean ‘ after now’.
e.g. She got married in January. Six months LATER she got divorced.
Tess is coming on the 1st, and Eug will arrive 2 days LATER.
I’ll see you IN a few days.
Be careful! If you don’t use a time expression (e.g. a few days, tomorrow), use LATER.
I’ll see you LATER.
Now try writing your own examples using ‘in’ and ‘later’.
I hope to see them LATER, IN a short while!
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