- 1expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else
- 2expressing the time during which an event occurs
- 3expressing the state of being involved with or a member of a particular group or organization
Using in: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "in" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
He is in the room.
I was born in 1990.
She works in marketing.
The book is in the bag.
in Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using in
We're all in the same boat when it comes to dealing with this pandemic.
The ambulance arrived in the nick of time and saved his life.
included in a group of people who are informed about something or involved in a particular activity
Make sure to keep me in the loop about any changes to the project.
Phrases with in
If you don't finish your work on time, you're really in for it.
Thanks to the new investments, the company is finally in the black again.
The company has been in the red for the past two years and is struggling to stay afloat.
Summary: in in Brief
The preposition 'in' [ɪn] expresses enclosure, time, and involvement. It can denote physical location, as in 'He is in the room,' temporal location, as in 'I was born in 1990,' or membership, as in 'She works in marketing.' 'In' also appears in idioms like 'in the same boat,' conveying shared experiences, and 'in the nick of time,' indicating timely intervention.