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which one is correct and why? Suppose that we are talking about a kind of dish. "It's ready IN under 30 minutes." "It's ready under 30 minutes."
Sep 19, 2019 1:16 PM
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September 19, 2019
English native here. The former is correct: It's ready in under 30 minutes. The other way sounds weird. I'd understand it, but it doesn't sound right. I can't explain the exact grammatical reason, but things are often done (though not always) IN an amount of time, so I assume it's following that convention. "I'll be there IN 2 hours" "Meet me here IN ten years and we'll compare notes" (You could also say "meet me here a decade from now" where there's an implied but unspoken IN - "meet me here IN a decade from now"). "IN a thousand years, we'll all be dust."
September 19, 2019
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