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Message de chienthang posté le 21-10-2007 à 10:35:01 (S | E | F | I)
I would like you to help me with the preposition "in" indecating "time". I have to choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to this one: It took him three hours to do his homework.
1/ He did his homework in three hours
2/ He spent three hours doing his homework.
According to the key, the second sentence is the answer. However, I think the first has the same meaning (because I have read in a grammar book " I can run 200 metres in about 20 seconds. So can you please show me why the first is not also the answer?
Thank you in advance
Réponse: 'in' for time de marie11, postée le 21-10-2007 à 14:48:20 (S | E)
Both of the sentences are correct.
Both of the sentences have the same meaning.
I'll do it in three hours ──► Je le ferai en trois heures; Je mettrai trois heures à le faire.
Réponse: 'in' for time de chienthang, postée le 21-10-2007 à 14:54:08 (S | E)
Merci beaucoup marie11.