I could not figure out the meaning of this question. Could someone explain me briefly? This statement was in "answering audience questions" which is a presentation guide line.

  • As a native English speaker I don't know either. Unless they meant "though" and it is a typo. – Elliott Frisch Mar 13 '14 at 20:00
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    ... or the context? ;) – nxx Mar 13 '14 at 20:05
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    You have updated your question with a reference, but not enough detail to help us locate the actual context. Do you have access to the sentences the preceded and followed your sentence? Can you post them here? – George Cummins Mar 13 '14 at 20:54
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    Actually there are no preceded or followed by any sentence. The questioned was ordered as articles, but , here is the order : 1- who are you? 2 what are you going to talk about? and 3- When will you be through? (now ı start to meaning ı guess:) – altanozturk1 Mar 13 '14 at 20:56
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is based on a typo. – aedia λ Mar 13 '14 at 22:15

This sentence does not appear to stand on its own, so context would be required to provide a better answer. However, assuming there was a transmission error, we have a few possibilities:

When will you be in Through?

Assuming that capitalization was forgotten, the asker may wish to know when you will arrive at a location called "Through."

When will you be through?

Assuming that the in doesn't belong, the asker wants to know when you will be finished.

When will you be in, though?

Assuming a misspelling and a dropped comma, the asker wants to know when you will arrive at your destination.

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  • very likely "When will you be through?" , especially since the opening poster wrote it this way in a comment. Here, in terms of meaning, "through" can be replaced with "finished", as in "When will you be through with your lecture?" – icy Aug 14 '15 at 19:45

A possible meaning is that this question is asking for a period when the person will be "In" as opposed to "Out". When discussing a movie's run a a theater you can say that "Movie X will run through the Week of March 9" or some such.

So the question could be asking what period of days or weeks this person will be "in"

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