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    to cut in

    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in front of me.
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of me.
    Which one is right? Both?

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    #2

    Re: to cut in

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in front of me.
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of me.
    Which one is right? Both?
    Only the second. A car can cut in in front of you or pull out in front of you. It can't just cut.

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    Re: to cut in

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in front of me.
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of me.
    Which one is right? Both?
    You don't really need this part in front of me - it's tautologous.

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    Re: to cut in

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    You don't really need this part in front of me - it's tautologous.
    Most of the time perhaps. But it does distinguish the meaning from:
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of the car in front of me.
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in behind me (in front of the car behind me)
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of a motorcycle in the other lane.

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    Thumbs up Re: to cut in

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Most of the time perhaps. But it does distinguish the meaning from:
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of the car in front of me.
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in behind me (in front of the car behind me)
    I was driving to work when suddenly a car cut in in front of a motorcycle in the other lane.
    Yes, I had similar, if not the same, thoughts.

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