'Swear in' is a phrasal verb. Do I need to add another preposition after the phrasal verb - in this case 'in' - if I want to mention the name of the place?


You do need the preposition:

A new cabinet has been sworn in in Dhaka.

This is correct, but the double "in" is slightly odd, so you might choose to rephrase. In spoken English, the phrase "sworn in" would be pronounced as one word, making the double "in" less of a problem.

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    Some people would write 'sworn-in', which improves the appearance. – Michael Harvey Feb 15 at 19:20
  • How do you pronounce 'sworn in' as 'one word'? – Michael Harvey Feb 15 at 19:21
  • as "swornin", there is a single stress centre – James K Feb 15 at 20:39
  • Well, I deal with swearing-in of constables, and there are two 'stress centres' when we do it. – Michael Harvey Feb 15 at 20:58
  • I also doubt it’s possible to detect any pronunciation difference between “sworn in” treated as one word compared to two. Instead I think some native speakers might be inclined to introduce a very small pause between “sworn in” and “in Dhaka”. – Orbital Aussie Feb 15 at 22:21

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