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    in/into/to



    Hi,

    I just came across the following sentence on a webpage. Is it okay? I feel it should be 'into' instead of 'in'. Should it be 'in', 'into', or 'to'?

    The rabbit jumped in the bush.

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    Re: in/into/to

    Depends on WHERE the rabbit is.

    If he is already in the bush, and then jumped, you would say "The rabbit jumped in the bush."

    If the rabbit is outside of the bush and jumped and landed in the bush, then you would say, "The rabbit jumped into the bush."

    If the rabbit needs many jumps to reach the bush, then you would say, "The rabbit jumped to the bush."

    As you can tell, more info in needed. (context clues)

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    Re: in/into/to

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Depends on WHERE the rabbit is.

    If he is already in the bush, and then jumped, you would say "The rabbit jumped in the bush."

    If the rabbit is outside of the bush and jumped and landed in the bush, then you would say, "The rabbit jumped into the bush."

    If the rabbit needs many jumps to reach the bush, then you would say, "The rabbit jumped to the bush."

    As you can tell, more info in needed. (context clues)
    It's a sentence used in an exercise where children have to tell the part of speech of each word. I just thought it should it be 'into'. So should I change 'in' to 'into', or keep it the same as it is (i.e. 'in the bush')?

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    Re: in/into/to

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
    It's a sentence used in an exercise where children have to tell the part of speech of each word. I just thought it should it be 'into'. So should I change 'in' to 'into', or keep it the same as it is (i.e. 'in the bush')?
    'The rabbit jumped into the bush.' describes a much more likely situation, so I would use "into".

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    #5

    Re: in/into/to

    Sorry, it should be:

    If he is already in the bush and then jumped, you would say "The rabbit in the bush jumped."

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    Re: in/into/to

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post

    Hi,

    I just came across the following sentence on a webpage. Is it okay? I feel it should be 'into' instead of 'in'. Should it be 'in', 'into', or 'to'?

    The rabbit jumped in the bush.

    Thanks.
    A lot of people say "in" for "into". Examples:
    Put it in the box; Hop in my car; Drop the dishes in the sink.
    These should all use "into" (in my opinion).
    "Into" is used where movement is involved such that after the movement the object is "in" something which it previously wasn't "in".
    So, The rabbit jumped into the bush.

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