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    Hi,

    Because Judy was hit by a car, Eric wanted to check in.
    (Eric wasn't hit by a car and didn't have to get any treament)

    Is 'check in' a correct phrase and mean 'check up on Judy how she is after a car accident in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi,

    Because Judy was hit by a car, Eric wanted to check in.
    (Eric wasn't hit by a car and didn't have to get any treament)

    Is 'check in' a correct phrase and mean 'check up on Judy how she is after a car accident in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance
    It would be better to say "Eric wanted to check up on her".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi,

    Because Judy was hit by a car, Eric wanted to check in.
    (Eric wasn't hit by a car and didn't have to get any treament)

    Is 'check in' a correct phrase and mean 'check up on Judy how she is after a car accident in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance
    Eric wanted to check in on Judy.
    Eric wanted to check in at the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Eric wanted to check in on Judy.
    Eric wanted to check in at the hospital.
    In the English that I know, to "check in at the hospital" would mean that Eric is going into the hospital.

    In the original sentence there is no hospital mentioned. She might have been checked out on site, and gone home.

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