I received this message to my inbox?


I received this message in my inbox?

I am having a difficult time deciding between these two. Which one is correct?

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The choice of preposition is governed by the verb that precedes it.

Messages come TO your inbox and are sent/dispatched TO your inbox, but they arrive IN your inbox and are received IN your inbox.

By the way, you were having difficulty deciding between the two, not "deciphering" between the two.

  • Oh boy, I feel like an idiot! Thanks for your help Ronald Sole.
    – Dawn Kelli
    Oct 7, 2019 at 20:46

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