The term "turn in"

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  1. NoviceTutor

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    English is still too hard for me. Say I am asking a student to take a roll sheet to the office. Can I say, "Please turn in the roll sheet to the office"? Or Should I say, "Please turn in the roll sheet in the office?" If you can offer a simpler phrase, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
     
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    To the office would be preferable. You could also just ask for the student to bring the roll sheet to the office.
     
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    I would ask a student to please take the roll sheet to the office.

    I would more likely use the phrase "turn in" when talking about homework or papers. "Please turn in your math homework in the box."

    Or, something like: "When you bring your permission slip back, please turn it in to the office, not to me."

    Thanks for asking!
     
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    Thanks Upsadaisy and Kcjo13 for the suggestions.
     

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