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    Default Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    why they added "in"? "take it to your nearest store" makes more sense to me.
    or they put "in" in there to emphasize that it is "inside"?
    or is it a phrasal verb here?but i had looked up in longman and the results doesnt match.

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    Why did they added "in"? "Take it to your nearest store" makes more sense to me.
    or did they put "in" in there to emphasize that it is "inside"?
    or is it a phrasal verb here?But I had looked it up in Longman and the results doesntdon't match.
    "In" isn't necessary.

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    Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store

    'in' can be dropped, but is acceptable; 'it' should be dropped.

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    why? is it because sounds repetitive?

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    why? is it because sounds repetitive?
    If you remove "print and" from the sentence you would be left with:

    "Here is a coupon you can take it in to your nearest store."

    I'm sure that you recognise that "it" would be incorrect in that sentence and it should read "Here is a coupon you can take [in] to your nearest store." It is not necessary to add "it" just because you want to say that the coupon can be printed and can be taken to your nearest store.

    Here, "it" would be necessary (twice):
    "Here is a coupon. You can print it and take it to your nearest store."

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    there's a phrasal verb here?

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    Yes.

    "To take in" has several meanings.

    1) To arrive somewhere with something: "Take the coupon in to the store".
    2) To make smaller (clothing): I need to take in the waist of my skirt. It's too big.
    3) To deceive: He told me that he only had one arm when actually he was just hiding his other arm. I was completely taken in.
    4) To allow/invite people to stay in your house: He is going to take in lodgers because he needs some extra money.

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    thanks!! what dictionary did you take it from?

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    ive looked up in several dictionaries and i didnt find any with the meaning of "To arrive somewhere with something"

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    Default Re: Here is a coupon you can print and take it IN to your nearest store.

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    iI've looked up in several dictionaries and i I didn't find any with the meaning of "To arrive somewhere with something"
    That's why people come to this forum. emsr2d2 has told you something that your dictionaries failed to tell you.

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