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Joe Kim
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 6:01:36 PM

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1. Can't open the car from the inside.
2. Can't open from inside.

Is #2 correct? From the inside or from inside, which is correct?
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:40:16 PM

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I can't open the door from the inside.
You can't open the door from the inside.
The door can't be opened from the inside.

Why can't the door be opened from the inside?
Can you/I open the door from the inside?
Can the door be opened from the inside?

FYI... When I was in college, I was lucky to even have a car to drive. And, you guessed it, the driver's door could not be opened from the inside.



Pandion haliaetus
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:40:20 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
1. Can't open the car from the inside.
2. Can't open from inside.

Is #2 correct? From the inside or from inside, which is correct?


Hi, Joe Kim,
The first sentence is undoubtedly correct with the inside being the noun, the name for the inner space of the car where you are locked. The diffence may, to some extent, be exemplified with a couple of arificial, purposely fabricated instances:
1.) I got inside the car searching for the lost keys (preposition);
2.) And I'm now locked inside (adverb);
3.) The point is that I cannot open the car from the inside (noun).
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 9:42:32 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
1. Can't open the car from the inside.
2. Can't open the car from inside.

Is #2 correct? From the inside or from inside, which is correct?


Both are grammatically correct. #1 is slightly more commonly used.
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