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    in or into?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by HondaWriter, Nov 4, 2009.

    What would be more appropriate?

    Jumping in the cold seat, I crank the ignition.

    or

    Jumping into the cold seat, I crank the ignition.
     
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    into, unless you are already in the cold seat and bouncing up and down.
     
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    Cool, I had it changed to "into", good to see my instincts aren't completely dull.

    Thanks Cog,
     
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    he's right... as usual! [though not quite 'always' ;) ]
     
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    Nobody's perfekt.
     
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    well, i'm so perfect, i know i'm not!
     
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    Technically, it's still spelled right? In German? lol
     
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    In the older, more malleable English.


    Incidentally, the reason that it is 'into' and not 'in' is because 'in' is a state-of-being verb, (He was in the house) whereas 'into' is a preposition (Where did he go? He went into the room.)
     
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    In is a preposition also, although other than that, your point is correct.
     
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    true...
     

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