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1. What's the difference between:


a) "He pulled in (the car) with a screech, to pick me up."


b) "He pulled up (the car) by Cafe Roma to drop me off."


Could the verbs 'to pull in' and 'to pull up' be used interchangeably?



2. And in case the object (the car) was included in the sentence, which would be the word order:


a) "He pulled the car in..." or "He pulled in the car..."


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Christine Christiea) "He pulled in (the car) with a screech, to pick me up."

There has to be something for him to pull into, like a parking space or a driveway.

Christine Christieb) "He pulled up (the car) by Cafe Roma to drop me off."

"By" is just vague enough to get away with, but "Cafe Roma" suggests that he pulled up in front of the place, and "by" does not mean that. He pulled up at/in front of Cafe Roma to drop me off.

Christine ChristieCould the verbs 'to pull in' and 'to pull up' be used interchangeably?

No, as above.

Christine Christie2. And in case the object (the car) was included in the sentence, which would be the word order:

The first one, but you really would not include the car. Only a person in a vehicle can do those things, and it sounds odd to include it.