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    Question Come on in!

    English learners all know the phrase 'come in' and it's not uncommon in textbooks.

    However, an alternative version - the captioned - seems to be more colloquial and more widely-used from what I hear in the UK every day.

    Does it sound more friendly, casual and colloquial than Come in?
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    Re: Come on in!

    I would use:

    - come in = when (1) someone is knocking on the door (undefined person) and (2) when I open the door and see who that person is (defined).

    - come on in = only when I open the door and see this person (defined).

    But that's just my opinion.

    I think both are common. I've heard them equally often but, as you said, "come on in" seems more friendly and casual, at least to me.

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    #3

    Question Re: Come on in!

    What do others think?

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    Re: Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    Does it sound more friendly, casual and colloquial than Come in?
    Thankssss
    In my opinion, yes.

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    #5

    Re: Come on in!

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    As you've already suggested in your post, "Come on in!" is a much friendlier way of saying it. "Come in" is more neutral and professional sounding.

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    Re: Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In my opinion, yes.
    It has made me laugh a little when I saw this message where the 'sss' in 'Thanksss' was crossed

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    Re: Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    It has made me laugh a little when I saw this message where the 'sss' in 'Thanksss' was crossed
    Why?

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    Re: Come on in!

    I think it was supposed to show the topic starter's emotions.
    And then it has just been said, 'No emotions, follow the grammar rules'
    Just suggesting that the topic starter made that mistake deliberately.
    Last edited by AlexAD; 10-Feb-2012 at 09:10.

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    Re: Come on in!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    I think it was supposed to show the topic starter's emotions.
    And then it just was said 'ike , "nNo emotions,; follow the grammar rules".
    Just suggesting that the topic starter has done made that mistake deliberately.
    It's not a question of 'no emotions'. We ask people to write as correctly as they can in this forum. Forms such Thanksssss, Pleeeezzz and HELP!!!!!!! are fine in personal correspondence, Thiis not the place for them.
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Feb-2012 at 09:22. Reason: typo

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    #10

    Re: Come on in!

    I take you, 5jj. I am sure that is a right approach to the business.
    Just wasn't able to contain myself

    P.S. Thanks for correcting my mistakes in the post above.

    P.P.S. Don't be angry with me, I didn't mean to annoy you

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