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    Cool get involved in or into?

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    Which is the right preposition to use after "to get involved", in or into?

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    Default Re: get involved in or into?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Which is the right preposition to use after "to get involved", in or into?

    Thank you for your help.
    Will
    "in"

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    Default Re: get involved in or into?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "in"
    Am I mistaken thinking there's a tendency in English to use 'in' instead of 'into' when either of them is possible?

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    Default Re: get involved in or into?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Bright View Post
    Am I mistaken thinking there's a tendency in English to use 'in' instead of 'into' when either of them is possible?
    Maybe there is; I haven't given it enough thought to venture an opinion. But in this case it would not apply, even if true, as 'getting involved into'' is not possible.

    There has been a tendency for the last fifty years (in BE; maybe more in AmE) to describe someone who is involved in something as 'into it' - they just ARE into it. Even this very idiomatic and informal usage doesn't include getting involved into.

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    PS I'm ashamed to say that the first instance that springs to mind is from a song about Pina Coladas: 'I'm not much into health food'; this dates me rather.
    Last edited by BobK; 11-Apr-2011 at 14:51. Reason: PS added

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    Default Re: get involved in or into?

    [QUOTE=BobK;736885]Maybe there is; I haven't given it enough thought to venture an opinion. But in this case it would not apply, even if true, as 'getting involved into'' is not possible.

    There has been a tendency for the last fifty years (in BE; maybe more in AmE) to describe someone who is involved in something as 'into it' - they just ARE into it. Even this very idiomatic and informal usage doesn't include getting involved into.

    You are perfectly right -- and I was accidentally wrong. Have mixed something up with the verb --

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