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    in or into?

    Dear Friends,

    In or Into is the right prepositio in:

    He put his contact lenses in/into his eyes?

    Thank you.

    Palinkasocsi

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    Re: in or into?

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    He put the contact lenses in his eyes.
    He put on his contact lenses.

    PS: But I can't say whether "into" or "onto" is wrong.

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    Re: in or into?

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Dear Friends,

    In or Into is the right prepositio in:

    He put his contact lenses in/into his eyes?

    Thank you.

    Palinkasocsi
    Putting contact lenses "into" one's eyes sounds painful to me.

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    Re: in or into?

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Dear Friends,

    In or Into is the right prepositio in:

    He put his contact lenses in/into his eyes?

    Thank you.

    Palinkasocsi
    He applied his contact lenses.
    He put in his contact lenses.
    He put his contact lenses in. (
    but not "in[to] his eyes")

    This is one case where, even though the lenses go onto or on the cornea, we use 'in' (generally).
    You put glasses on. You put hearing aids 'in' or 'on'. (You don't need to mention eyes or ears, since there's only one place these devices are supposed to go).

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    #5

    Re: in or into?

    Hi there,

    Either 'in' or 'on' is correct in the following sentence:

    You put hearing aids 'in' or 'on'.

    tks
    pete

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