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    Why is there a comma before "into" in these examples?

    Maybe I'm missing something, but the comma before into in these excerpts from George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Ice and Fire seems unnecessary, or does it have to be present to signify the omission of and?

    Donal Noye leaned forward, into Jon's face.
    She opened the door just far enough to slip through, into the hallway beyond.

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    Re: Why is there a comma before "into" in these examples?

    The commas aren't needed. I would guess that they're there to make to information look like an afterthought.

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    Re: Why is there a comma before "into" in these examples?

    I agree. Alternatively, it could be an indication to anyone reading it aloud to make a pause there.

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