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    a into/in question

    Consider the sentence below.

    She was so tired and overwrought that she burst into tears.

    Could you please, explain why the sentence below is wrong?

    She was so tired and overwrought that she burst in tears.

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    Cool Re: a into/in question

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    Consider the sentence below.

    She was so tired and overwrought that she burst into tears.

    Could you please, explain why the sentence below is wrong?

    She was so tired and overwrought that she burst in tears.
    You cannot replace into with in for one simple reason - there is no such phrasal verb as burst in, meaning 'to suddenly start doing/producing something'.


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