In Vs. Into: Lisa’s Grammar Tip Of The Week
I’ve got a real thing for supernatural fiction and science fiction, so I read quite my share of books on my Kindle. Yet in many of these fun novels, I’ve seen a lot of writers use the prepositions In or Into interchangeably when writing. That’s actually a big boo-boo. So here I am again, to put the issue at rest for my favorite writers and for you too:)
In Vs. Into Definitions…
IN is a preposition used to denote the place where a person or thing, whether at rest or in motion, is present. It expresses a final position.
INTO is a preposition used to denote entrance. It expresses movement.
Examples of In or Into Usage…
Incorrect: I want to go in the kitchen for a minute to use the sink.
Correct: I want to go into the kitchen for a minute to use the sink.
Any questions? Have any more examples. Leave ’em in the comment section below.
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Jonan Castillon says
Great knowledge you are sharing here. It’s nice to be refreshed about simple grammar, simple and yet these are my common pitfalls that I commit once in a while. Your site is full of good materials for improving my writing style and
Thanks so much Jonan. Will stop by your site this week.
Thanks for this post.