In or after

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Apr 24 05:37:53 UTC 2014

The Nokia phone says "after 500 feet" when giving driving directions. The iPhone says "in 500 feet."

My general impression has always been that "after" is one of those things that you can catch native speakers saying, but "in" is correct. Is this a dialect issue or individual variable?

Also for time: I'll go in/after five minutes. I have the same general impression.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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