play chess in


Hi, everyone.

I have read a sentence as follow:

eg:You could learn to play chess in, let's say, three months.

What's the meaning of "learn to play chess in" ,especially here "in" why put it after "play chess", means what?

Thank you
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    The sentence could also read: "You could learn to play chess in three months, I would guess."

    It is broken up by "let's say" in order to emphasize that the speaker is estimating the length of time required.
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