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Magical_felix
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:05:55 PM

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I'm a product of the California school system and this is one of those things they didn't teach so good. clown

Can someone tell me when I should use into and when I should use in to?


SweetPenny
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:34:09 PM

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Into vs. In To

How does one know when to use into or in to?

One of the main uses of the preposition into is to indicate movement toward the
inside of a place.

Examples
The children jumped into the lake for a swim.
Mom drove the car into the garage.

In to is the adverb in followed by the preposition to.

Examples:
He turned his paper in to the teacher.
The administrators wouldn’t give in to the demands of the protesters.


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1. into
2. in to
3. into
TopThis
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:36:12 PM

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According to http://data.grammarbook.com/blog/definitions/into-vs-in-to/

One of the main uses of the preposition into is to indicate movement toward the
inside of a place.

Examples
The children jumped into the lake for a swim.
Mom drove the car into the garage.

In to is the adverb in followed by the preposition to.

Examples:
He turned his paper in to the teacher.
The administrators wouldn’t give in to the demands of the protesters.


TopThis
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:36:39 PM

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SweetPenny wrote:
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Into vs. In To


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Magical_felix
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 2:08:47 PM

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So I would say:

I'm into music not I'm in to music?

nicola
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 4:00:53 PM

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My guess would be: "I'm not into music."

But I'm in two minds about it icon_smile

It might help if you think, can you get into the subject matter. You get into music. You can get into the car.

V funny sweetpenny and topthis!

Magical_felix
Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 4:26:04 PM

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Thank you.

I think I was using it right all along but wasn't sure if I was.

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