I am wondering what is the difference between the following two sentences:
- The aforementioned signs point to a water shortage in the near future.
- The aforementioned signs point to a water shortage for the near future
I guess the correctness or wrongness of prepositional phrase mainly depends on what it modifies. In fact, I think both of "Shortage for the future" and "Shortage in the future" are idiomatic phrases. However, I am not sure about it. Hence, my question. Thank you!