Come In

How to Conjugate Come In

  • Infinitive: Come In
  • Present Tense: Come In/ Comes In
  • -ing Form: Coming In
  • Past Tense: Came In
  • Past Participle: Come In
Come In is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 7 definitions.

Definitions of Come In:

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

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

2. When something or someone arrives from somewhere.

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

Examples: 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. To go to class or work.

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

Examples: 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. Ranking in a competition or race.

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

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

Examples: 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?

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.