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. Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 20:00
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    ... or the context? ;)
    – nxx
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 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? Commented Mar 13, 2014 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:) Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 20:56
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is based on a typo.
    – aedia λ
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 22:15

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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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    Over the River and Through the Wood. Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 20:14
  • 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
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 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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