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    It needs "in"

    Hello everyone,
    An unpleasant news may come in from somewhere. I saw this sentence in a book. Here does it need "in" or can we say?
    An unpleasant news may come from somewhere.
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    #2

    Re: It needs "in"

    Hi edmondjanet,
    The original sentence has two problems. The first is the "in," which you have correctly identified as not belonging. The other is trying to make "news" countable. It's not. "A news" is not right. Unpleasant news may come from somewhere. It's an odd sentence, though, like something you'd find in a fortune cookie.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: It needs "in"

    What about that preposition IN? Does it make any difference in the meaning? Do these two say the same:

    Unsettling news has been coming IN from the Middle East recently.
    Unsettling news has been coming from the Middle East recently.

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    Re: It needs "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    What about that preposition IN? Does it make any difference in the meaning? Do these two say the same:

    Unsettling news have been coming IN from the Middle East recently.
    Unsettling news have been coming from the Middle East recently.
    The "in" is not the problem here, "have" is the problem.

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    Re: It needs "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The "in" is not the problem here, "have" is the problem.
    Now it should be correct. So is there any difference in meaning?

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    Re: It needs "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Now it should be correct. So is there any difference in meaning?
    No.

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    Re: It needs "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hi edmondjanet,
    The original sentence has two problems. The first is the "in," which you have correctly identified as not belonging. The other is trying to make "news" countable. It's not. "A news" is not right. Unpleasant news may come from somewhere. It's an odd sentence, though, like something you'd find in a fortune cookie.
    can't we use "a" here? There is a good news. I have heard so many times this sentence.
    Thank you

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    No.
    Ok, thank you.

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    #9

    Re: It needs "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    can't we use "a" here? There is a good news. I have heard so many times this sentence.
    Thank you
    No, as has already been explained to you "news" is uncountable. Even if you have heard it, it's wrong.

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    Re: It needs "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    can't we use "a" here? There is a good news. I have heard so many times this sentence.
    Thank you
    No, because "news" is an uncountable noun. You might use "a piece of news" meaning one news.

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