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I may be able to go after a week.
I may be able to go in a week.
Also possible:
I may be able to go in a week's time.

When speaking of a period of time in the future, use in, and not after. Here in means after the end of.

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She's lived here since two years.
She's lived here for two years.

Place the preposition for before words or phrases denoting a period of time: for three days, for six weeks, for two years, for a few minutes, for a long time. Use it with any tense except the present.

For is often omitted. We can say: I've been here for two years or I've been here two years.

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We walked to the river and back.
We walked till the river and back.
I'll stay here till next month.
I'll stay here to next month.

Use to with distance, and till (until) with time.

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Gemma spent all the day into her room.
Gemma spent all the day in her room.
Richard came in the room and sat down.
Richard came into the room and sat down.

In denotes position inside something, while into denotes motion or direction towards the inside of something.

Always write the preposition into as one word.

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I bought a book at fifty pence.
I bought a book for fifty pence.
I can't buy it for such a high price.
I can't buy it at such a high price.

Use for if the actual sum is mentioned, use at if the actual sum isn't given.

If the weight or measure follows the price, use at with the actual sum: That velvet is available at £5 a metre.

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