Submitted by karendipeppe • June 4, 2005
When do you use “in to” versus “into”?
June 4, 2005, 6:46pm
in to is used when the following word is an infinitive.
i.e. <i>come <b>in to</b> warm up, it's cold outside.</i>
while into is a preposition refering to a direction of movement or action.
i.e. <i>Please put the oranges into the box.</i>
There is more, but this is a simple explanation. I hope it helps.
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Unggit Tjitradjaja (unregistered)
June 6, 2005, 4:05pm
How about "on" Vs. "onto" EFL_Geek?Please explain.
June 6, 2005, 5:33pm
Same rules apply. "Onto" is a preposition, you only use "on to" if one of the words is not a preposition i.e. part of a predicate/infinitive.
June 17, 2005, 5:46am
I speak perfect English and that is one of those things that native speakers just know. EFL Geek is correct but I couldn't think of that myself.
February 18, 2006, 4:56am
> "Onto" is a preposition, you only use "on to" > if one of the words is not a preposition i.e. > part of a predicate/infinitive.
What about "I plan to continue on to graduate school"?
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