Pour et Dans can both be used

JohnnyB1Kwiziq community member

Pour et Dans can both be used

As I understand it, dans can also be used when the sentence implies a future action but not duration? 

 

Asked 3 weeks ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Johnny,

No! not quite correct:-

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/dans

Dans (preposition) -- au cours de   --> Je ferai les courses dans la journée  --> I will do the shopping during the day.

Dans (preposition) -- d'ici  --> Nous sortons de cours dans deux heures --> We get out of class in two hours

Examples above of each situation in your query.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Johnny,

To supplement Jim's answer, here's a link you might find useful:

En vs Dans with time (French Prepositions of Time)

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

A few examples:

Demain, tu devras prendre le petit-déjeuner en 10 minutes. -- Demain you'll have to have breakfast within 10 minutes.

Tu dois prendre le petit-dejeuner dans 10 minutes. -- You have to take the breakfast in 10 minutes. This means you can start with breakfast in 10 minutes from now.

Pour et Dans can both be used

As I understand it, dans can also be used when the sentence implies a future action but not duration? 

 

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