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    #1

    Preposition - in/to/into

    Hello,

    seems Im quite iffy about using prepositions.

    Do you say:

    Put it in the notebook.
    Put it to the notebook.
    Put it into the notebook.

    Can the preposition in describe a movement (like into)?

    Thanks for your attention.

    Waawe


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    Re: Preposition - in/to/into

    I would use in. Into would also be acceptable; to - definitely not.

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    Re: Preposition - in/to/into

    "in" is often used to mean "into".
    e.g. "I'm getting in my car."
    "We're going in the woods."

    Buggles(not a teacher)

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    Re: Preposition - in/to/into

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    "in" is often used to mean "into".
    e.g. "I'm getting in my car."
    "We're going in the woods."

    Buggles(not a teacher)
    Thanks for the answer.

    "We're going in the woods."
    Can we thus say "It's a beautiful day. Let's go in the garden" meaning out of the house into the garden?

    Waawe

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    Re: Preposition - in/to/into

    You certainly can - and you can say, "It looks like rain. Let's go back in."
    Meaning "Let's go back into the house."

    Buggles

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