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luckyguy
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 2:49:00 AM
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I am going to make up two sentences.

(1) He is planning to take a business course in five years.

(2) Five years from now, he is planning to take a business.

Do these sentences have different meanings? Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 11:40:51 AM

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luckyguy wrote:
I am going to make up two sentences.

(1) He is planning to take a business course in five years.
This one says he is planning something today for five years into the future.

(2) Five years from now, he is planning to take a business.
This one says he will be doing the planning five years from now.

Do these sentences have different meanings? Thanks.


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