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    Hi there,
    It is not the first time I have seen 'enter into' which is used in such a way. Do you think if it is correct or not?


    Taking Refuge Vows is the gateway through which we enter into Buddhism and become a Buddhist.

    tks
    pete

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    Re: enter

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,
    It is not the first time I have seen 'enter into' which is used in such a way. Do you think if it is correct or not?


    Taking Refuge Vows is the gateway through which we enter into Buddhism and become a Buddhist.

    tks
    pete
    Yes, it's correct.
    It's common, but the 'into' isn't necessary. 'Enter' already means 'go into'.
    We rarely use this term for physical things, e.g. "enter into a building". But many people like to use redundant words.

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    Re: enter

    I disagree with Raymott in the context. 'To enter into' here means to become involved/engaged in ('they entered into a relationship'/they entered into an agreement'). You would never 'enter Buddhism'; you might 'enter into Buddhism'; more likely, you would 'embrace Buddhism'.

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