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In thirty years, I hope to retire from the company.
Is "in thirty years" the same as "after thirty years" in this case? Perhaps the former specifically refers to in thirty years or less, doesn't it?
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I would interpret in thirty years to mean thirty years from now. I would interpret after thirty years to mean thirty years from when you started working there. If you just started working there, they would be the same. If you have been working there for several years already, they would be different.

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Thanks for your help, but it hasn't clearly answered my question.
What does "in thirty years" mean in the context? Does it say he or she wants to retire any time from now to 30 years, or exactly when 30 years IS UP? And how does having been working there for some time affect the meaning?By the way, please comment if "IS UP" are used correctly? Should I use "are up" instead for more than one year? Thanks again!
healerexactly when 30 years IS UP?

This one.

healerAnd how does having been working there for some time affect the meaning?

It doesn't.

healerBy the way, please comment if "IS UP" are used correctly?

You mean "is used correctly". Yes. Time and money often get that treatment for number.

healerWhat does "in thirty years" mean in the context? Does it say he or she wants to retire any time from now to 30 years, or exactly when 30 years IS UP?

It means that the person plans to work for the next thirty years, and then retire.

healerAnd how does having been working there for some time affect the meaning?

In thirty years means thirty years from now. After thirty years would mean after working there for a total of thirty years. If you've already been there ten years, and plan to retire after being there for thirty years, you will be retiring twenty years from now.

healerBy the way, please comment if "IS UP" are used correctly? Should I use "are up" instead for more than one year?

That's fine. You can say it either way. You can treat it as a plural number of years, and use are, or as a single period of thirty years, and use is.

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Thanks for your help and correction.
Thanks for your help with detailed explanation.
Blue JayIf you've already been there ten years, and plan to retire after being there for thirty years, you will be retiring twenty years from now.
So "in thirty years" is aways counted from the very beginning, not from now, isn't it?
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healerSo "in thirty years" is aways counted from the very beginning, not from now, isn't it?

No. In thirty years is counted from now. After thirty years is normally counted from the beginning.

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