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    Dear teachers,
    Is it possible to say that 'someone dropped into the house' meaning: came in very quickly and came out so quickly as well?

    Thank you in advance for your kind help.

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    Re: drop into the house

    ... stopped by (the house) to ...

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    Re: drop into the house

    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Is it possible to say that 'someone dropped into the house' meaning: came in very quickly and came out so quickly as well?

    Thank you in advance for your kind help.
    In BrE you can say that someone "dropped in" this afternoon, for example, to mean that someone called at the house briefly.

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    Re: drop into the house

    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Is it possible to say that 'someone dropped into the house' meaning: came in very quickly and came out so quickly as well?

    Thank you in advance for your kind help.
    Dear cat's eyes:

    Bahaisahab and Soup have given you excellent information.

    When I read your original phrase, 'someone dropped into the house' I had an immediate image of Santa Claus 'dropping into' the house through the chimney.
    None of the 'visiting' expressions I can think of use 'into': stopped by the house/dropped in to say hello/popped by for a visit, etc.
    People do say, 'He dashed back into the house for his keys,' or, 'I'll just run into the store for a quart of milk.'

    Best wishes,

    Petra


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    Thank you all for your precious help. It's so great to be able to ask professionals:)

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