Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: inside

  1. Offroad's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 2,815
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    inside

    Hi there,

    Is there any difference between...

    Inside the police station.
    Inside of the police station.


    Thanks

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 20,229
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: inside

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Hi there,

    Is there any difference between...

    Inside the police station.
    Inside of the police station.


    Thanks
    There's no difference, if you mean the location. ('of' it not usually used, because 'inside' is already a preposition and you don't need two here.)

    If you're contrasting the inside v. the outside, as in:
    "I want you to paint the inside of the police station" you need 'of', since 'inside' is a noun here - it's a part of the police station.

Similar Threads

  1. inside and insides
    By XINLAI-UE in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-Jul-2008, 16:29
  2. the inside of the finger
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2007, 15:44
  3. Inside one
    By nyggus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Jan-2007, 19:42
  4. inside is more important than outside?
    By bosun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2006, 06:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •