Come In

Come In

Infinitive: Come In
Present Tense: Come In/ Comes In
-ing Form: Coming In
Past Tense: Came In
Past Participle: Come In
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in seven ways
  1. 1

    When someone or something enters a place, building, or room.

    I came in through the window because I lost my keys.
    Students without an identification card are not allowed to come in.

  2. 2

    When something or someone arrives from somewhere.

    The package you have been waiting for should come in anytime now.
    Sue’s flight got delayed, so her plane won’t be coming in until tomorrow.

  3. 3

    When it is something received by someone, like a message, news, or money

    The students celebrated when the announcement about the summer trip came in.
    News regarding the typhoon came in late, so people had to rush to buy their supplies.

  4. 4

    To go to class or work.

    I don’t want to be late for my class, so I always come in at 7:55 A.M.
    Bruce won’t be coming in today due to an emergency.

  5. 5

    It is used in referring to someone who comes to your house to do work.

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith are busy people, so they hire a housekeeper to come in every week.
    The carpenter is scheduled to come in this afternoon to fix the roof.

  6. 6

    Ranking in a competition or race.

    Usain Bolt always comes in first!
    If David had trained harder he could have come in first, but he came in second.

  7. 7

    When something or someone is useful for a particular event or situation that it is needed for. Used with the word "handy."

    Mobile phones always come in handy wherever you go.
    We are preparing for the camping trip. What other items do you think would come in handy?

Come In
  1. I had arranged for the gardener to ____ ___. He should be _____ __ anytime this morning.
  2. Sam is a computer programmer. This is where he ____ __, since we need to have our website built.
  3. Anthony and Bates won the Amazing Race! They were very proud to announce that they ____ __ first.
  4. The front door’s jammed, so in order to enter, you may have to ____ __ through the back door.
  5. Mary had to postpone the celebration until she gets her paycheck, which should be ____ __ soon.

Listen for the phrasal verb Come In in the video clip from the movie Office Space

  1. I'm gonna need you to go ahead and ____ __ tomorrow.

    Oh and I almost forgot. I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and ____ __ too on Sunday.

    What time is Peter required to be at the office?

    According to the boss, why is Peter required to work on a Sunday?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • I had arranged for the gardener to come in. He should be coming in anytime this morning.

    Sam is a computer programmer. This is where he comes in, since we need to have our website built.

    Anthony and Bates won the Amazing Race! They were very proud to announce that they came in first.

    The front door’s jammed, so in order to enter, you may have to come in through the back door.

    Mary had to postpone the celebration until she gets her paycheck, which should be coming in soon.

  • LOIEnglish

    Good!

  • akash jain

    I had arranged for the gardener to come in. He should be coming in anytime this morning.
    Sam is a computer programmer. This is where he comes in, since we need to have our website built.
    Anthony and Bates won the Amazing Race! They were very proud to announce that they came in first.
    The front door’s jammed, so in order to enter, you may have to come in through the back door.
    Mary had to postpone the celebration until she gets her pay check, which should be coming in soon.
    Regarding the video,
    Peter is required to be in the office at 9. (Confused about in the office/at the office, ‘in’ sounded better to me ).
    According to the boss, he lost some of his folks and he needs peter to help in catching up with the work.

    Some corrections that I feel should be done,
    Oh and I almost forgot. I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and ____ __ too on Sunday(on Sunday too).

    Is it ok if I use below sentence as mentioned?
    If David had trained harder he could have come in first, but he came second.

    I really appreciate the efforts LOI is putting. I am having a good time learning. Thanks.

  • akash jain

    any comments on this?

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