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  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
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    #1

    'Belong here' or 'belong in here'?

    Hi,

    Would the use of 'in' be considered wrong in the following sentence? (Or does it change the meaning of the sentence perhaps?)

    This is a gentleman's club - women don't belong here.

    Or:

    This is a gentleman's club - women don't belong in here.

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    Re: 'Belong here' or 'belong in here'?

    The use of "in" suggests more their belonging in(side) a certain place, and although the meaning of the sentence isn't changed much at all, I would in this case not use "in", as it sounds more natural: women don't belong in the club, as opposed to the building itself.

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