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    pop by?

    This is written by one of my colleagues and I don't think it sounds quite right:

    please pop by to Room 159.

    Shouldn't it be re-written as:

    Please pop by at room 159?

    Apart from pop by, drop by, drop in and call in may be more common than pop by, right?

    How do we put these phrasal verbs in the above sentence?

    Can I write: Please drop by/ drop in / call in at room 159?

    THANKS

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    Re: pop by?

    This is written by one of my colleagues and I don't think it sounds quite right:

    please pop by to Room 159.

    Shouldn't it be re-written as:

    Please pop by at room 159?


    I would always write or say, "Please pop by room 159", and I'm sure that's the form I mostly hear.
    I would reserve "at" for, "Please pop by at 2pm today", "Please pop by at your convenience" etc.

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    Re: pop by?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post

    I would always write or say, "Please pop by room 159", and I'm sure that's the form I mostly hear.
    I would reserve "at" for, "Please pop by at 2pm today", "Please pop by at your convenience" etc.

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    Same in BrE.

    Please pop by room 6.
    Please pop by the principal's office when you're ready.
    Please pop by my secretary's office by 3pm to deliver the document.
    Pop by my house around 5 and there will be some freshly baked scones for you.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: pop by?

    Can I write: Please drop by/ drop in / call in at room 159?

    thanks a lot again

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    Re: pop by?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Can I write: Please drop by [...] at room 159?
    You can if you really want to, but a native speaker of British English and one (resident in Australia) of NZ English have told you what they would write or say.

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    Re: pop by?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Can I write: Please drop by/ drop in / call in at room 159?

    thanks a lot again
    Please drop by room 159.
    Please drop in to room 159.
    Please call in to/at room 159.

    Those are the prepositions (or lack of) I would use with those phrasal verbs.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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