In Or Into: Grammar Tip

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.


  1. 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


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