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    #1

    here, in here, there, in there

    Could you tell me the differences?When we have to use Here and when In Here; when There and when In there?

    what differences in these senteces?

    Come here!! / Come in here!!
    We gotta go there! / We gotta go in there!
    I'd like you to come here! I'd like you to come in here!

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    Re: here, in here, there, in there

    You add the 'in' when the speaker is in a container of some kind (often a room or a house), and the person addressed is outside; but you don't have to - unless the speaker wants the person addressed to come right inside. It works similarly with a different environment - like a swimming pool, a lake, or the sea.

    If it's lunchtime, and a mother is calling her children in, 'come here' and 'come in here' are equivalent (because the context supplies the 'in' - assuming they're not going to eat outside). But if she goes to a window while they are playing and shouts 'Come here', it might mean '[You can stay outside, but] come here [by the window, where I can talk to you without shouting]'. If she really wants them to come in, - say, because it's time they did their homework - she should say 'Come in here'. If she doesn't, she may need to say: 'Come here... no, right in.'

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    Re: here, in here, there, in there

    thank you so much!

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    Re: here, in here, there, in there

    You're welcome.

    I forgot to say - though it's probably obvious - there/in there behaves the same, but from outside the container/environment:

    Come out - I know you're [in] there. Speaker could be in the same room as the addressee. In is optional, depending on the existence of a container/environment (wardrobe, dark corner...).

    Come out - I know you're in there. Speaker is outside, and possibly wants the addressee to know that he knows.

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