"We should have people in here who know what they are doing."
" We've been in here longer than most of the prisoners".
I was studying for my FCE test and then I saw the preposition "in" before the word "here". Was it used in this case just to emphasize "inside"? If I want to leave "in" out of the sentence is it possible???
Yes, you can leave out "in", but then "here" is an adverb. If you use "in here", then "here" is a pronoun or a noun, depending on how you view it.Originally Posted by Emanuelli
Using "in" indicates that the speaker is referring to a specific place with limitations - an enclosed area - or a specific organization with more than one location. It might be viewed as emphatic, but not necessarily. One could easily just say "here" in those sentences. Context would tell what "here" refers to.
Last edited by Steven D; 06-Mar-2005 at 17:05.