a shelter 'for the homeless to stay overnight'

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hugh6

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Chinese
Hi, I am puzzled about the sentence: They opened a shelter for the homeless to stay overnight in bad weather conditions. I feel that we should say: They opened a shelter for the homeless to stay overnight in in bad weather conditions. I know it is corret to say " a room to live in". In the phrase, we cannot drop "in". So I need your help. Thank you!
 
  • Cagey

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    English - US
    Hello Hugh6. :)

    I agree with you. I don't like the current construction. I would add 'in' and then change the existing 'in' to 'during', in order to avoid confusing repetition.

    They opened a shelter for the homeless to stay in overnight during bad weather conditions.


    (Where did you see this? We ask you to name the source of every quoted sentence. ;))
     

    hugh6

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    Chinese
    Thank you very much, Cagey. The sentence is from page 185 in Contemporary college English(I), a textbook by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press,China. It is the answer to a sentence in a translation exercise.
     
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