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    meaning of "in here"?

    Teachers,

    "Can i use the soap in here?"
    Does this mean "Can I use the soap that is here?", or " Can I use the soap in this place(room)?"

    Thank you.

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    Re: meaning of "in here"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Teachers,

    "Can i use the soap in here?"
    Does this mean "Can I use the soap that is here?", or " Can I use the soap in this place(room)?"

    Thank you.
    It could mean either, I would instinctively take it to mean "...the soap that is here", but it is ambiguous.

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    Re: meaning of "in here"?

    I’m not a teacher!

    Hi bouji,

    Here is my speculation concerning the matter in question:

    "Can i use the soap in here?"

    For example, you can use “here” instead of “dishwasher”

    “Can I use the soap in a dishwasher?” or “Can I use the regular soap in cleaning a computer?” or
    "Can I use regular soap in the process of bathing my dog?"

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 14-Oct-2009 at 14:35.

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