Situation: This is a message I want to post to a group of 20 people mentioning:

Anyone free tomorrow, let's plan to meet. name-1, name-2 and name-3 are in.

Does using the words "are in" here is correct? The intention is to convey that name-1, name-2 and name-3 people are coming to meet together, so if others wanna join, they can come too. Is this correct English? Any alternate ways of saying the same?

  • Of course, how could it be anything else but the plural? There are three people.
    – Lambie
    Sep 30, 2022 at 16:11
  • Yes, that would be understandable. You could also say A, Band C are coming. Oct 1, 2022 at 7:39
  • Highly related: "I'm in" meaning?
    – Laurel
    Oct 1, 2022 at 16:49

1 Answer 1


Whenever there is concern about possible misunderstanding, say it differently.

In this case, rather than:

name-1, name-2, and name-3 are in

which might make one wonder "are in what?", you could say:

name-1, name-2, and name-3 will be there

but if that's too strong (e.g. it will be your fault if they don't all show up), try:

name-1, name-2, and name-3 have said they will be there

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