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    The boss rang in to say he'll be back at 4.30.

    Could you tell me why the preposition "in" is used here after the verb "rang"?

    Please help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The boss rang in to say he'll be back at 4.30.

    Could you tell me why the preposition "in" is used here after the verb "rang"?

    Please help me.
    Hi Gary!

    "rang in" is a phrasal verb which means to indicate one's arrival at work by punching in on a time clock.(dictionary.com)

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    Than you Blouen.
    What you mean by "punching" here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Than you Blouen.
    What you mean by "punching" here?
    To "punch in" is to check in, say in the bundy clock, as you arrive at work. I don't know if you still use time cards on punching in at work but we, usually, scan our fingers to punch in for work. Others swipe their ID's in the time clock.

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