go in, go into, go inside


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I need help with these three sentences.

I would like to know if they are grammatically correct or idiomatic.


I went in the room.

I went into the room.

I went inside the room.
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    The first two sentences look normal to me. People sometimes prefer "into" when they are talking about moving from one area into another, but "in" is also fine.

    I don't think there is anything grammatically wrong with "inside", but it looks unusual to me. I generally use "inside" to tell somebody about a position inside of something rather than a movement into something. By itself, "inside" often means "indoors", and it is common: I am going in/into the house. (normal) I am going inside the house. (inside is unusual and emphatic) I am going inside. (normal)
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