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  1. enydia's Avatar

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    due in?

    Hello, teachers.

    In the following sentence, is the word 'in' a preposition or an adverb? What does 'due in' mean?

    Well, I had a really big assignment due in for another course, and I've been spending all my time on that, ...
    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia

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    Re: due in?

    Quote Originally Posted by enydia View Post
    Hello, teachers.

    In the following sentence, is the word 'in' a preposition or an adverb? What does 'due in' mean?

    Well, I had a really big assignment due in for another course, and I've been spending all my time on that, ...
    Thank you in advance.

    Enydia
    It's a preposition, but - together with some elided words - it is fulfilling an adverbial function - the assignment is 'due [to be handed] in'. In another context (without the 'for' phrase) 'due in' could have an independent meaning, with "in" being purely prepositional: 'the assignment is due in three weeks'.

    b

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