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    Night and "Night in" - Is there a difference?

    Hi guys!

    I read in a book this sentence:
    "... have a quiet night in"

    Could I not write this sentence without "in"?

    Is there a difference between night and "night in"?

    Thanks again for your help!

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    Re: Night and "Night in" - Is there a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by emogen View Post
    "... have a quiet night in".
    Could I not write this sentence without "in"?
    Without 'in', you could be having a quiet night reading a book at your local pub. The addition of 'in' makes it clear that you are staying at home.

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    Re: Night and "Night in" - Is there a difference?

    [QUOTE=emogen;854886]


    CAUTION: NOT A TEACHER


    You may also be interested in this:

    In the United States, some people might say:

    Mother: It's 7 a.m. Why are you still in bed?

    Son: I have decided to sleep in this morning. ( = I have decided to sleep a little

    longer than usual.)

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    Re: Night and "Night in" - Is there a difference?

    Having a night in can also mean private alone time, desire to not be disturbed.

    Are you going to the party tonight?
    No, I'm having a night in with my husband.

    All the kids are going to the show. Are your kids coming?
    No, they are overtired from the day. We're having a night in tonight.

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    Re: Night and "Night in" - Is there a difference?

    It was clear for me the difference... when to use one or other.
    Thanks guys for all answers!

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