What is the difference between "on time" and "in time"? What is the defference between "in time" and "on time"? Can we substitute one phrase by another?
May 23, 2010 4:24 PM
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Yes there is little difference between the two phrases. On time = at the planned time; neither late nor early: Ksenia wants the meeting to start exactly on time. In time = with enough time to spare; before the last moment: He would have died if they hadn’t got him to the hospital in time.
May 23, 2010
There isn`t much of a difference but on time is more commonly used as an expression and means a due date and time was met or satisfied. Example: I handed the project to there teacher on time. He made it to the bus stop on time. In time usually refers to doing something in a limited amount of time or as an expression to show that it (or something) was completed with very little time to spare. Example: ``He made it just in time, to the the bus stop`` The goalie stop the ball just in time. or The class was given 10 minutes to finish the test and all the students finished in (the given) time. However for the most part they are interchangeable.
May 23, 2010
Hi ! On time : at the exact time that you were supposed to be, punctual, according to the plan. In time : earlier than expected =)
May 23, 2010
'In time' can also mean 'eventually', or 'given enough time'. for example: q:"Will you ever forgive him for leaving?" a: "In time, perhaps."
May 23, 2010
i don't know, but i'm afraid i'm always going OUT of time :(
May 23, 2010
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