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    Her mother told Gina

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Her mother told Gina if she again gets in so late, she is going to lock her out.

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    Re: Her mother told Gina

    Gina's mother told her daughter that if she comes home late again, she will lock her out.

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    Re: Her mother told Gina

    teechar,

    I am wondering about "get in" meaning to arrive home. You don't think it could be used in my sentence?

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    Re: Her mother told Gina

    No, it doesn't work for me.

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    Re: Her mother told Gina

    get in used to mean 'arrive back at home' sounds very natural to me. I'd phrase your sentence along the lines of

    Gina's mother told her that if she got in late again, she'd be locked out.

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    Re: Her mother told Gina

    Do you really think the following is very natural?

    If you get in late again, you'll be locked out.

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    #7

    Re: Her mother told Gina

    I have used "get in" in my sentence after reading the following examples in Longman dictionary:

    We didn't get in until late.
    What time do the boys get in from school?

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    #8

    Re: Her mother told Gina

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Do you really think the following is very natural?
    If you get in late again, you'll be locked out.
    Absolutely. I can almost hear my mother's voice.

    Edit: Thinking about it, it doesn't make sense! How can you get in if you're locked out? Anyway, the first bit sounds very natural, to me at least.

    jutfrank's mother: If you get in late again, [add consequence].

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    #9

    Re: Her mother told Gina

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Do you really think the following is very natural?

    If you get in late again, you'll be locked out.
    To me it is quite natural. Perhaps we are dealing with a regional difference?

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    Re: Her mother told Gina

    It's definitely OK in BrE.

    What time will you get in from work?
    What time do you get in from school?
    What time did you get in last night?

    "In" has the same suggestion of "home" as it does when we say "I'll be in for the next two hours". We know it means "home" or "at home".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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