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    In / Into

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?

    1. I am in here.
    2. I am into here.

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    Re: In / Into

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?

    1. I am in here.
    2. I am into here.
    Jack, 2. is incorrect. 'into', aside from its colloquial usage, Be interested in e.g., I am into golfing, expresses motion or direction towards a point e.g., Get in(to) the cab; Cf. Put the letter in(to) the box; Put the letter in(side) the box.

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    Re: In / Into

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Jack, 2. is incorrect. 'into', aside from its colloquial usage, Be interested in e.g., I am into golfing, expresses motion or direction towards a point e.g., Get in(to) the cab; Cf. Put the letter in(to) the box; Put the letter in(side) the box.
    I have a question!

    Why is 1) I'm in here & 2) I'm into here is incorrect?


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    Re: In / Into

    Thanks.

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    Re: In / Into

    Quote Originally Posted by Amy
    I have a question!

    Why is 1) I'm in here & 2) I'm into here is incorrect?
    Amy, 1) is correct, and if 2) is interpreted as 'interested in', then it's correct also, but if it's interpreted as 'movement towards here', then it's incorrect.

    1) I am in here. (I am inside here)
    2) I am into here. (I am moving in the direction of here) *Incorrect. If you're 'here', then you can't be moving towards here.)

    3) I am into here. (I am interested in here e.g., interested in this kind of bar)

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: In / Into

    I got that both questions mixed up but anyway i got it now.
    Thanks

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    Re: In / Into

    You're welcome

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