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18 December 2017
Can "en" ever express waiting?
I understand the examples given in this lecture (although I'd have like "en" to be contrasted with "pendant" as well), but can "en" ever mean "in" as in "I'll leave in one hour"? Or should I forget completely about using "en" in that sense?
This question relates to:French lesson "En vs dans (prepositions of time)"
I'll leave in one hour is "Je pars dans une heure." I believe that "en" cannot be used in this context.
19 December 2017
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Bonjour Tom and Chris !Actually, "Je pars en une heure" would be closer to something like "It's taking me an hour to leave.", in a very awkward way.
You cannot use en in the sense of in + [a future duration], it will always be dans :)Bonne journée !
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