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    Into and through

    I found the following sentence in a grammar book.


    "The careless man walks ( ) the glass door and hurt himself."


    My answer is through but the model answer is into.


    May I know the reason?


    Thanks.

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    Re: Into and through

    Generally if you walk "through" a door the implication is that you walk through the doorway. The thing we normally do.

    If you said "he put his hand through a glass door" you might assume a terrible injury. It's almost impossible to imagine someone walking "through" the solid glass pane of a glass door. Being thrown through it, maybe.

    But if you don't notice the glass and bang into it, you can get hurt.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: Into and through

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    "The careless man walks ( ) the glass door and hurt himself."
    Thanks.
    Shouldn't I make it The careless man walked (...) the glass door and hurt himself?


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    Re: Into and through

    Yes
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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