go in, go into, go inside

tofulover

New Member
Korean
Hi,

I need help with these three sentences.

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

Thanks.


I went in the room.


I went into the room.


I went inside the room.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    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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