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    to/into and tense

    A friend of mine thinks "into" should be "to" and "was found" should be "has been found." I disagree. What do you think?

    In the spring of this year, an agreement was signed with X that governs the admission of master watchmakers into the network of recognised service points, defines common training methods, and specifies equipment for watchmaking studios. In this way, a common solution was found in the field of after-sales service in Germany that serves the interests of all the parties.


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    Re: to/into and tense

    Anyone?

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    Re: to/into and tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    A friend of mine thinks1. "into" should be "to" and 2. "was found" should be "has been found." I disagree. What do you think?

    In the spring of this year, an agreement was signed with X that governs the admission of master watchmakers into the network of recognised service points, defines common training methods, and specifies equipment for watchmaking studios. In this way, a common solution was found in the field of after-sales service in Germany that serves the interests of all the parties.


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    #1. I prefer to but feel that into is acceptable.
    #2. Either. If we are mentally focusing on the past time, in the spring of this year, then was found is appropriate. If we are thinking of the present consequence, has been found is the choice.
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    Re: to/into and tense

    I would use "to", "into" doesn't feel right to me.
    "...that serves the interests of all the parties." Because of this at the end of the piece, I would use "has been found", but "was found" is acceptable.

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    Re: to/into and tense

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    I would use "to", "into" doesn't feel right to me.
    "...that serves the interests of all the parties." Because of this at the end of the piece, I would use "has been found", but "was found" is acceptable.
    I thought "into" was always correct in such costructions. For example, one could say, "X was admitted to university" or "X was admitted into university." I think that in everyday English people say "to," but that "into" would be more formal.

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    Re: to/into and tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I thought "into" was always correct in such costructions. For example, one could say, "X was admitted to university" or "X was admitted into university." I think that in everyday English people say "to," but that "into" would be more formal.

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    To = to have access
    He was denied admission to the room.

    Into = to have entrance
    The admission of light into the room was through a small window.

    Google source: The Correct Preposition/ Josephine Turck Baker/ University of California Library (the year 1911)

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    Admit to/into

    Google source: Cliffs Notes. com

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    admission to/into

    Google source: The Popular Educator (the year 1884)

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    admission to

    Google source: myenglishgrammar.com


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    admission (access) to
    admission (entrance) into

    Google source: An Analytical and Practical Grammar of the English Language/ Peter Bullious/ the year 1849

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    admission (making available certain rights and privileges)

    The student who gains admission to the college of his choice ....

    Google source: The Careful Writer/ Theodore M. Bernstein/ published in the 1990s


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    Re: to/into and tense

    I think it is significant that the only authorities Parser found for 'admission into' were from 1849, 1884 and 1911. Bhaisahab and I (and Jasmin's friend) are living in 2010.

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