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    Report to/into

    Hi, Would you explain the different usage between phrases "report to" and "report into"?
    Example: Mike will report into Sam with dotted line reporting to Jim.

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    Re: Report to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Gao View Post
    Hi, Would you explain the different usage between phrases "report to" and "report into"?
    Example: Mike will report into Sam with dotted line reporting to Jim.
    It appears that you´re describing a chain-of-command in which one person reports to another. I can´t think of any situation where you would use report into.

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    Re: Report to/into

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;

    The only situation I could possibly think of to use report into is when report is used as a noun, but more common preposition would be on.

    The official report into the accident ....

    cheers

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    Re: Report to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    It appears that you´re describing a chain-of-command in which one person reports to another. I can´t think of any situation where you would use report into.
    ... I agree that 'report to' is vastly preferable, but I've sometimes heard 'report in to' (articulated as if it were three words).

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    Re: Report to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ... I agree that 'report to' is vastly preferable, but I've sometimes heard 'report in to' (articulated as if it were three words).

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    Yes. For example, "report in to headquarters."

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    Re: Report to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Yes. For example, "report in to headquarters."
    Yes: report to a person but possibly report in to a place or organization. Is that the way it works?

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    Re: Report to/into

    That seems to hit the mark!

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