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    What's the differences of these sentences?

    1. She went to her brother's room.

    2. She went into her brother's room.

    3. She went in her brother's room.

    Thanks.

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    Re: in/to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by hlbert03 View Post
    What's the differences of these sentences?

    1. She went to her brother's room.

    2. She went into her brother's room.

    3. She went in her brother's room.

    Thanks.
    In those sentences, not much. There is a tiny chance that she did not enter the room in the #1, but without further information, I assume that she did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In those sentences, not much. There is a tiny chance that she did not enter the room in the #1, but without further information, I assume that she did.
    For #1, I'd assume she didn't go in: 'She went to his room and knocked on the door'. Or she didn't go in immediately: 'She went to his room, found it unlocked, and burst in without knocking'.

    #2 sounds the most natural to me (if she went in).

    #3 sounds unnatural to me; 'she went in', but not 'she went in the room' except, of course, when 'went' is an abbreviation for something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    For #1, I'd assume she didn't go in: 'She went to his room and knocked on the door'. Or she didn't go in immediately: 'She went to his room, found it unlocked, and burst in without knocking'.

    #2 sounds the most natural to me (if she went in).

    #3 sounds unnatural to me; 'she went in', but not 'she went in the room' except, of course, when 'went' is an abbreviation for something else.

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    When I go to someone's office, I usually go in.

    "Went in" is very common in the US.

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    Re: in/to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    When I go to someone's office, I usually go in.

    "Went in" is very common in the US.
    In BE too, but not with an object. I used 'went in' more than once in my post.

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