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Hi everybody. What is the difference between "on time" and "in time" ? And is there any difference?
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Jan 21, 2021 6:45 AM
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"On time" means that something/someone will be somewhere at the agreed upon or established time. For example, when an employee is on time when they are present and ready to work at the time their job begins each day. Or, a train can be "on time" if it arrives at the station it is to be at when it is scheduled to do so. "In time" can mean a couple of things. First, it can mean in the future. For example, "In time she would grow from a child to a woman". Or, "He would gain much wisdom in time." When the term is used in this way it could be replaced with the phrase "over time" to indicate a process that occurs over time. "In time" can also be a shortened form of the phrase "just in time". It means to finish something just before it was too late. For example, "He completed his math test just in time", and, "She got to the bus stop in time to catch the last bus before it pulled away."
January 21, 2021
On time means suppose you have meeting at 5:30pm you be there on 5:30 or 5:35pm this is on time like. In time means suppose you have meeting at 5:30 pm you will be there bit earlier 5:25pm or 5:20 pm like this in time
January 21, 2021
Hiii maam! May god bless you. In time means arriving early then the given time and on time means arriving neither early nor late then the given time.
January 21, 2021
On time= exactly on time or a bit late. Ex: Despite the fact that I missed the bus, I got there on time; the professor had just started teaching. In time = a bit earlier. Ex: Because I was really nervous, I got there in time, but it wasn't bad. I mean at least I wasn't late.
January 21, 2021
They are similar, but I would say “On time” is to arrive AT the time agreed/ the time scheduled Whereas, “In time” often means before the scheduled time Or earlier than you needed to I hope that helps. 🙏
January 21, 2021
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