<to/in>

Mr.Naom

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi,

From The Girl On The Train novel:

"I can taste the bile in the back of my throat and I run,
but I don’t make it to the bathroom, I vomit on the carpet halfway up the stairs."

As I think, it should be "in" instead of "to"!
What do you think?

Thanks!
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    It could be 'into', but not 'in'. She is going to (= towards) the bathroom, but doesn't get there in time. She wants to go into it, but does not succeed (in time). When (or if) she is eventually in it, it is too late.
     

    Mr.Naom

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Thanks entangledbank, I've just found it in (phrasemix site)!
    "make it to ___ means to come to somewhere " :tick:
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top