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    here/in here?

    What does the preposition “in” mean when it is put before the adverb “here”? that is, what is the difference between “here” and “in here”? Could someone please explain it to me with the help of examples?


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    #2

    Re: here/in here?

    Hi, Asad,
    I've also thought abt it. Usually it is said when inside some room, house: It's cold in here.
    But that's all I can guess. Let's wait for some knowledgeable people.
    Cheers

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    #3

    Re: here/in here?

    I've ever thought about this before, but I make no conclusion.


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    Re: here/in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    What does the preposition “in” mean when it is put before the adverb “here”? that is, what is the difference between “here” and “in here”? Could someone please explain it to me with the help of examples?
    I know that I won't be covering every aspect of this, Asad, but here we go anyhoo.

    'here', like 'there' is more general in nature, and it refers to a place.

    [pointing to the corner of a room] Put it here.,

    meaning, 'in this general area'.

    'Put it on here' is just a bit more specific but obviously there's not a great deal of difference between these two.

    With 'in' or 'on' the difference is greater.

    [pointing to a paper bag] Put it in here.

    [pointing to the surface of a desk] "Put it on here".

    "Bring/Put it in here" leaves us with a feeling that the person wants it in a space that is at least partially enclosed, like a bag or fully enclosed, like a room.

    "Bring it here" means to my general locale.

    I hope this helps. If you have more questions please feel free to ask.


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    Re: here/in here?

    This is exact what I thought about it, but one thing is still on my mind that we generally don’t use a preposition before an adverb. Therefore if I say “It’s getting darker in here”, here is used as a pronoun not as an adverb. Please tell me if my insinuation is right.

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