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    #1

    there or in there

    A: Where's the ABC supermarket?
    B: It's on the second floor. You can buy good steak in there/there.

    Are the words in bold both correct?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: there or in there

    In this case...

    You can buy good steak there.

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    #3

    Re: there or in there

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishFix View Post
    In this case...

    You can buy good steak there.
    Thanks, EnglishFix.

    The supermarket is in a building. Why is "in there" incorrect?

    If we are in a taxi., we can say 'It's too hot in here'.

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    #4

    Re: there or in there

    I would say both are correct and common.

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    #5

    Re: there or in there

    1. I went to Mary's home yesterday. It was very hot there because she hadn't bought new air-conditioners.
    2. I went to Mary's home yesterday. It was very hot in there because she hadn't bought new air-conditioners.

    Are the words in bold both correct?

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 04-Jun-2013 at 15:09.

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    #6

    Re: there or in there

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. I went to Mary's home yesterday. It was very hot there because she hadn't bought new air-conditioners.
    2. I went to Mary's home yesterday. It was very hot in there because she hadn't bought new air-conditioners.

    Are the words in bold both correct?

    Thanks for your help.
    I would say both could be used and understood. In this case, however, I would tend to use "in there" because the focus is on the temperature inside the house.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Jun-2013 at 19:41.

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