What is acceptable form sentence in the spoken English?

1) I will see you in another time


2) I will see you at another time


There is an answer here that says, in part,

we could label at as referring to specific times, and in to refer to relatively nonspecific times (During a month, a season, a year, a decade, a century, a nonspecific period of time); while on refers to specific days and dates.

I would modify in to refer to a nonspecific period of time. So I would reject "in another time" since "another time" is not a period of time.

I would choose "at another time" since "another time" is a specific time, even though "another" has no precise meaning.

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  • This is correct. It's kind of analogous to location: you can be at a particular location, or you can be in an area. – Era Dec 3 '15 at 21:01
  • You're pretty much right, but at the end of the day I think the question is simply a dup of your link. It's perfectly possible to say, for example, that was in another time (somewhen during some relatively non-specific earlier age, period), whereas at another time means a specific time (often, not too far distant from whatever time it's being contrasted with). If OP were talking to a time-traveler (Dr Who, for example), in might well be the better choice. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Dec 3 '15 at 21:12

The former is needlessly science-fiction-y, or relativistic, if you will.

The latter is actually correct, but kind of lame.

Normally one would say, "I'll see you some other time" and leave it at that.

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