I made for the boat, and in an hour we were all well out at sea

-I made for the boat, and in an hour we were all well out at sea.

Does IN AN HOUR mean?:

  1. Within an hour


  1. After an hour

Either 1 or 2 (but usually 2)

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Sanne…the guy is only asking questions about English. Is that SO annoying?

Thank you, J1.

To Mr/Ms SanneT: If my questions annoy you, please accept my sincere apologies. I thought I could ask English questions here; I can’t find any rules here, but if there are, please point out which rule I have breached. If I have, I’ll offer apologies.

@double whammy - please see my response to you on your thread “in the dead of the night”. Hopefully you can understand my explanation and advice.

Double whammy, if you’re really interested in the expression, you can always look it up in a dictionary/search engine. The links below are the top hits I got:

Usually it’s unwise to question how natives use the language, and just as in any other language, there isn’t just one way to say something.

Ask as many questions as you want, but don’t expect to get answers in a split second.