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    Default IN versus TO

    Are both sentences correct?
    I never went IN night clubs.
    I never went TO night clubs.
    If both prepositions are OK, which one is more common here.

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    Default Re: IN versus TO

    Use "to" unless you need to specify/emphasize that you were at the nightclub (on its property or right outside it) but you never went inside.

    I can't imagine when you would need to do that. Maybe "I never went in night clubs, I just sold drugs in the parking lots."

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    Default Re: IN versus TO

    "Nightclub(s)" is all one word.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: IN versus TO

    "in" is not right, at least in AusE, but "into" could work.
    "To go in a nightclub" means that you're in a nightclub and you go somewhere while you're in it.

    A: I need to go to the bathroom.
    B: Let's go into the nightclub, and you can go in the nightclub.

    If you're using a verb of movement or direction, always consider whether "into" might be better. (Same applies to 'on' and 'onto')

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