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    #1

    Smile IN here

    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    How do we know when one should use "in here" instead of "here"?

    Why is it so hot IN here?
    What are you doing here?

    Thanks!


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    Re: IN here

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    How do we know when one should use "in here" instead of "here"?

    Why is it so hot IN here?
    What are you doing here?

    Thanks!
    'in here' means indoors, inside a building, room, etc.
    'here' is not restricted in this sense.

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    #3

    Smile Re: IN here

    That was my guess exactly.

    So, it'd be OK if I say:

    I'm on a beach:
    - Why is it so hot here?
    - Guess. You are on a Mexican beach!

    You're in a hotel room:
    - Why is it so hot in here?
    - I guess the air-conditioner broke down.

    In a mall:
    - What are you doing here?
    - Shopping!

    In a mall store:
    - What are you doing in here?
    - Checking the prices!

    Right?

    Many thanks!


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    Re: IN here

    In a mall store:
    - What are you doing in here?
    - Checking the prices!

    In this case, "What are you doing here?" sounds more natural to me.

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