Vocab: What is the difference between using "in" and "within" English vocabulary

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What is the difference between using "in" and "within" English vocabulary

Hey Ajarn Ken

Thanks for your website. I find it useful to me learning English. I hope you can answer my question, What is the difference between using in and within in. How can i remember the difference?

Thank you very much

Natalia from Spain

Hi Natalia

This is quite easy to remember.

Imagine the time now is 6 o'clock. If I went out of the room and said to you, "I'll be back in an hour's time", it would mean that I'd be back at 7 o'clock.

If, however, I went out of the room and said "I'll be back within an hour", it'd mean that I'd be back at any time between now and 7 o'clock.

Does that make sense? I hope this answers for you!

Thank you

Ajarn Ken

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