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    Arrow Crash To Ground

    1. "The plane crashed to the ground."
    2. "The plane crashed into the ground."
    3. "The plane crashed to the building."
    4. "The plane crashed into the building."

    Would the use of "to" and "into" in these sentences be objectionable to some people?

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    Re: Crash To Ground

    Native speakers would not say #3, and they would be far more likely to say #2 than #1, in my opinion.
    Last edited by 5jj; 15-Oct-2011 at 11:51. Reason: error corrected

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    Re: Crash To Ground

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Native speakers would not say #3, and they would be far more likely to say #3 than #1, in my opinion.
    1. "The plane crashed to the ground."
    2. "The plane crashed into the ground."
    3. "The plane crashed to the building."
    4. "The plane crashed into the building."

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    Re: Crash To Ground

    Sorry, I carelessly typed in the wrong number in my response. I have now corrected it.

    Even so, . I said that "Native speakers would not say #3, and they would be far more likely to say #3 (meant #2) than #1, in my opinion." (My emphasis added) I did not say that #1was wrong.

    It's a good thing I didn't. COCA shows that in fact 'to the ground' is far more commonly used than 'into the ground'.

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