[Grammar] What part of speech is the first 'in'? Can you diagram this sentence?

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What part of speech is the first 'in' in:
"Thanks for stepping in in John's absence."

-Andy
 

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What part of speech is the first 'in' in:
"Thanks for stepping in in John's absence."

-Andy

Welcome to the forums, papermusic. The first "in" is part of the phrasal verb "step in".
 
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