Drop in and stop by

Are “drop in” and “stop by” are the same?

ex. I dropped in to see Chris on my way home.
I am not sure if I can say I stopped by to see Chris on my way home.

Thank you!!

In most instances, they’re basically the same, yes. And yes, you can say you ‘stopped by to see Chris on your way home’.

I’m sure TraceyG or brucenator will write a Russian novel below explaining the nuances but this should be OK for now :slight_smile:


Thank you for the help, jungleboy.
By the way, what does Russian novel mean?

It’s an idiom/joke meaning a huge amount of text, because Russian novels can be very long (e.g. War and Peace).

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