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    Long hair for men seems to be coming back in.

    Hello,

    I am trying to understand why the in is used in this sentence,

    'Long hair for men seems to be coming back in' and my guess would be it's because that sentence is shorter version of this one, 'Long hair for men seems to be coming back in fashion'. Am I getting this correct?

    Would the original sentence carry the same sense without the in?

    Appreciate your answers

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    Re: Long hair for men seems to be coming back in.

    Yes, something that is "in" is fashionable.

    "It's the in thing" = It's what everyone (who cares about such things) is doing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Long hair for men seems to be coming back in.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Would the original sentence carry the same sense without the in?
    It would imply that it is gaining in popularity, but not necessarily that this is fashionable.

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