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Hi,
1. In this five minutes.
2. In these five minutes.

Which one is correct?

Thanks so much in advance.
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In the next five minutes is most natural.

Out of your choices I would say:

In in these five minutes.
Thanks a lot!
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Dave PhillipsIn the next five minutes is most natural.
Out of your choices I would say:
In in these five minutes.
Hi Dave,
I agree, but it seems like a year or two back, GG wrote a couple of posts about taking a period of time as a "block," and thereby allowing the singular "this five minutes" as well. I may be wrong.
I think we could say, "Five minutes is a long time."

Best regards, - A.
I can't find the EF posts, but there are a third of a million Google hits for "this five minutes," about half of them legit.
I would say in this five minute period. Any word that I add to the sentence to mean that I say minute, rather than minutes then I would use this. Plural then these. I'm not saying that I'm right, but that is how I see it.
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Thank you all!

How about in casual conversation? Would people avoid using "in this five minutes"?
I would say in this next five minutes.
Or, "in this last five minutes." Emotion: drunk

I'd be surprised to hear anyone say,
"In these five minutes I've already grown to like you," in casual conversation. Possible, though. Emotion: smile

"The next/last" is perhaps a bit more casual than "this next/last."
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