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    #1

    read into

    Hello,
    I heard an expression, "Iíll try not to read into that."
    I've heard "read something into something else" but can you colloquially say it without an object to the verb "read" like that?
    Thanks a lot for your time.
    Sincerely,
    Tony

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    #2

    Re: read into

    1. I'll try not to read into that.

    If the context is a humorous refusal to note an implication, I would take #1 as an inadvertent ellipsis for e.g.

    2. I'll try not to read anything into that.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    #3

    Re: read into

    Are you saying that #1 and #2 basically mean the same thing?

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Tony


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    Re: read into

    Many people use creditcard rather cash in their transactions these days


    can some one help me to convert the above to passive voice

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