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Hi,

Can we use "matter of time" instead of "question of time" in the following sentence as a synonym?

"Habbah hasn't really made the connection yet, or asked for Nike trainers, but it's only a question of time before she does."

Regards,

Iman
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They mean the same thing, in my opinion, but I prefer "matter of...".
Why? I have no idea. It's just my style of writing.
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You might say that the resolution of the matter/question/issue "turns on" time. Time is the critical factor in resolving this thing.

("Turns on" is an idiom here -- something like "depends on.")
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Thank you John for your reply.

Iman
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Thank you Avangi very much.

Iman
Thank you Avangi very much.

Iman