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    Dear teachers,

    He says I'll come in Saturday to take another test.

    Could you please explain why "in" is used here?


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    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: in Saturday

    He will come in.

    He will come in (on) Saturday.

    He will come in Saturday.

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    #3

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    Hi SoothingDave,

    Thank you very much for your help.
    I think what you mean is "on" can be omitted. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    He will come in.

    He will come in (on) Saturday.

    He will come in Saturday.

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    The main point that I think Dave was making was that 'in' goes with 'come', not with 'Saturday'. The place he will come in to can be omitted, if known to both speakers; both 'on Saturday' and just 'Saturday' are acceptable.

    He will come in (to the office) (on) Saturday.
    He will come in (to the office) on next Saturday.

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    Hi 5jj,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. We have learned "on Saturday" , "in the evening"etc. but we are not taught that "on" can be omitted.To me "next Saturday" is OK. And does it mean if the time is afternoon or moring I can say "come in afternoon" if people know which after it refers to?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The main point that I think Dave was making was that 'in' goes with 'come', not with 'Saturday'. The place he will come in to can be omitted, if known to both speakers; both 'on Saturday' and just 'Saturday' are acceptable.

    He will come in (to the office) (on) Saturday.
    He will come in (to the office) on next Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    ... does it mean if the time is afternoon or morning I can say "come in afternoon" if people know which after it refers to?
    No. If you are using 'come', it's:

    Come in the morning/afternoon.
    Come (on) Saturday morning.

    Or, if you are using 'come in' (to the office):

    Come in in the morning/afternoon.
    Come in (on) Saturday morning.

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    Hi 5jj,

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    The last example is "Come in (on) Saturday morning". But my sentence is "Come in Saturday", which is also correct. Is that right? So this omission of "on" and "in" or "at " in "at night", "at noon" only works with Mondy to Sunday. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. If you are using 'come', it's:

    Come in the morning/afternoon.
    Come (on) Saturday morning.

    Or, if you are using 'come in' (to the office):

    Come in in the morning/afternoon.
    Come in (on) Saturday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    The last example is "Come in (on) Saturday morning". But my sentence is "Come in Saturday", which is also correct. Is that right?
    Soothing Dave said that in post #2, and I did in post #4.
    So this omission of "on" and "in" or "at " in "at night", "at noon" only works with Mondy to Sunday. Is that right?
    That is not clear.

    You can come or come in....

    ...Monday......on Monday......next Monday
    ...Monday (etc) morning......on Monday morning......next Monday morning
    ...in the morning/afternoon/evening......
    ...in the morning /afternoon/evening Monday......in the morning /afternoon/evening on Monday......in the morning /afternoon/evening next Monday.
    ...at noon/2 o'clock Monday......at noon/2 o'clock on Monday......at noon/2 o'clock next Monday.

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    OK.

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