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    check back in

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    The general, at the end of the conversation says to another guy: But check back in with me tonight.

    Does it mean: Don't forget to come to me/call me etc.?

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    Re: check back in

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    The general, at the end of the conversation says to another guy: But check back in with me tonight.

    Does it mean: Don't forget to come to me/call me etc.?
    In this case I would say that it means "report back to me."
    Mother to teen-ager: "Don't forget to check in (with me) later." Here it would mean "call me."

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    Re: check back in

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    OK, the whole sentence looked more or less like this.
    Two guy were talking (police officer investigating a certain case and a general trying to help him).

    At the end of their conversation the general said: Regular reports, usual channels. But check back in with me tonight. If you need support, don't hesitate. We'll do what we can.

    I understand it means: Report to me regularly, use the same channels (probably by phone) and ... check back in with me tonight.

    Do you think it still means "report back to me"? That would be twice the same thing, I guess.

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    Re: check back in

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    OK, the whole sentence looked more or less like this.
    Two guy were talking (police officer investigating a certain case and a general trying to help him).

    At the end of their conversation the general said: Regular reports, usual channels. But check back in with me tonight. If you need support, don't hesitate. We'll do what we can.

    I understand it means: Report to me regularly, use the same channels (probably by phone) and ... check back in with me tonight.

    Do you think it still means "report back to me"? Yes That would be twice the same thing, I guess. I agree, though at the end he added tonight.

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    Re: check back in

    So does it mean he wanted him (the officer) to come and meet with him (general) again tonight?

    To sum it up: Report to me regulary using the same channels (I think he's talking about phoning) and meet with me tonight.

    Do you agree?

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    Re: check back in

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So does it mean he wanted him (the officer) to come and meet with him (general) again tonight?

    To sum it up: Report to me regulary using the same channels (I think he's talking about phoning) and meet with me tonight.

    Do you agree?
    I think a phone call would be ok. That's not to say that your interpretation is wrong.

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