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In vs Inn


In vs Inn. They decided to turn in for the evening after a long day of driving and rented a room at an inn. Turn in your writing errors to ErrNET!

In as a preposition is expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else; expressing a period during which an event takes place or a situation remains the case.
In as an adverb is expressing movement with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else; expressing the situation of being enclosed or surrounded by something.
In as an adjective is “(of a person) present at one’s home or office; (informal) fashionable;
In as noun is a position of influence.

Inn is a noun that means an establishment providing accommodations, food, and drink, especially for travelers; a restaurant or bar, typically one in the country, in some cases providing accommodations.

In and inn are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. Because of their similar spellings and identical pronunciations, “in” and “inn” are often confused and misused in English writing. Join the “in-crowd” and avoid this error completely by using ErrNET copyediting technology!

In sentence examples:

I have an in with my boss so I can definitely get you a job here if you are interested.

Please don’t try to be a part of the so-called in crowd, just always be yourself.

Are you in the office today or are you working from home?

I’m just watching movies at home and am in for the evening.

Please turn your assignments in to me before 4PM today instructed the teacher to her students.

Inn sentence examples:

Seventh Mountain Resort, located in Bend, Oregon, used to be named Inn at the Seventh Mountain.

It took over two years to restore the historic old inn but now it is open for business.

There is only one inn in town but it has 300 bedrooms so you should have no problem booking a room for the night.

The inn offered their guests free internet access and a complimentary breakfast.

The writer booked a room at the inn for a month to isolate himself and finish his novel.


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