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I was writing a text to a friend and my sentence was "sorry to disturb you for the second time in today". Is this sentence right, or should I go with "sorry to disturb you for the second time today"?

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    Today already means "on this day". So by saying in today, you're saying "in on this day". Which, of course, is rubbish. – RegDwigнt Jul 13 at 11:27
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    Hello, Akshit. Our sister site, ELL, is aimed at those learning English at a more basic level. 'In today' is far from being right. // "Sorry to disturb you for the second time today" is fine grammatically, but 90% of native speakers would probably go with "Sorry to disturb you again". – Edwin Ashworth Jul 13 at 11:28
  • I can imagine a number of situations where you might want to show that you realize you're disturbing someone for the second time in one day. Your second sentence is perfectly idiomatic. – Isabel Archer Jul 13 at 11:57
  • It's a case of volume. The prepositions mark the metaphoric "shape"; bigger is more, as usual. Days are flat (on this day); smaller time units are points on a line or plane (at this moment), and larger units are containers (in the next month). – John Lawler Jul 13 at 16:25

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