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    Hi there,

    Is there any difference between...

    Inside the police station.
    Inside of the police station.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Hi there,

    Is there any difference between...

    Inside the police station.
    Inside of the police station.


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    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.

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