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    Phrasal verb and preposition confusion

    Hi,

    Do I write "check in to hotel" or "check into hotel"?

    I understand "check in" is a phrasal verb.
    Is "check into" also a phrasal verb? Or is the sentence now composed of just the verb "check", the preposition "into" and the noun "hotel"?

    I need help understanding why one or the other is correct and the composition of the sentence. Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Phrasal verb and preposition confusion

    I found the following by clicking on REFERENCE near the top of the page, then on PHRASAL VERBS:

    Check in
    - Register on arriving at a hotel or at the airport

    Check into
    - Register on arriving at a hotel or at the airport
    You can use either.

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    Re: Phrasal verb and preposition confusion

    Thanks for the info that they both mean the same thing. However, I'm still a bit concerned about using "check in" followed immediately by the preposition "to".

    For example: I would like to check in to the hotel.

    Is it acceptable or would it be more correct to write, "I would like to check into the hotel"?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #4
    "Check in" is complete in itself. The hotel is implicit. "Check into", on the other hand, requires an object such as "a hotel" or "rehab" or whatever. I think that is what Rover was trying to tell you.

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    Re: Phrasal verb and preposition confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar Please View Post
    Is "check into" also a phrasal verb? Or is the sentence now composed of just the verb "check", the preposition "into" and the noun "hotel"?
    Basically, if the verb + preposition (particle) combine to create a meaning that is different from the dictionary meanings of the individual words, then you're looking at a phrasal verb. So, if you check into a hotel, it means registering on arrival, which is not a combination of the meanings of the two words- it's a phrasal verb to most people.

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