Don’t say: Lucie came in my office and sat down.

Say: Lucie came into my office and sat down.

 

! In denotes position inside something, while into denotes motion or direction towards the inside of something.

 

QUIZ:

Use in or into in these sentences.

  1. Helen swims ______ the river every summer.

  2. Tom jumped _____ the pool.

  3. They walked ______ the meeting room.

  4. She poured water ______ his glass.

  5. The river flows ______ the sea.

  6. The dogs are playing ______ the garden.

 

KEY: 1. in, 2. into, 3. into, 4. into, 5. into, 6. in

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