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    #1

    went into/inside the room

    They went into/inside the room

    Which preposition is the correct one?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: went into/inside the room

    Almost always the first. An exception would be if "went" had some special meaning - I can't think of an example now, but I'm sure someone can.

    They went into the room
    but
    They stayed in/inside the room

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    Re: went into/inside the room

    You can 'go inside' if you're sent to prison.

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    Re: went into/inside the room

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Almost always the first. An exception would be if "went" had some special meaning - I can't think of an example now, but I'm sure someone can.

    They went into the room
    but
    They stayed in/inside the room

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    "went" can mean 'went to the bathroom'.

    Hey, your dog went on my rug.

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    Re: went into/inside the room

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    "went" can mean 'went to the bathroom'.

    Hey, your dog went on my rug.
    That's the only example that came to mind. But I couldn't think of a context where 'went inside' would fit. I suppose this exchange would be possible, between a mother and her toddler son in the garden at home:

    Mother: 'If you want a wee, just go in the bushes.'
    Toddler: 'I don't want one. I went inside.'



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