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Into, In To, In

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Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.

Confusables

Certain words in English are so alike that they confuse even native English speakers. Words like their and there for instance are often confused. The Activities here look in detail at some of the most common confusable words and give you plenty of explanation into how to use them correctly as well as plenty of exercises to help you avoid making mistakes in the future. 

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The problem of using in to, or into is a problem that even native speakers of English face. It’s a problem because in spoken English there is no difference in pronunciation between the two. Nevertheless, both into and in to have different meanings which are important in written English. In this lesson I’ll explain the differences and help you to get them right. If you're ready to dive into this lesson, click the link below.

The problem of using in to, or into is a problem that even native speakers of English face. It’s a problem because in spoken English there is no difference in pronunciation between the two. Nevertheless, both into and in to have different meanings which are important in written English. In this lesson I’ll explain the differences and help you to get them right. In to You can see that in to is made of two words; in and to. When the two words are written separately, the in is part of a verb phrase while the to is a preposition or is part of the base form of the verb. The boss gave in to the pressure from the workers. He gave in to the pressure and resigned. She walked in to find everyone gone. They jumped in to save the drowning boy. Into Into is a preposition that tells us movement has taken someone or something from one place to another place where it ended up. She was exhausted and fell into bed when she got home. He threw the vegetables into the water. They jumped from the pier into the waves. The boss walked into the room and found everyone asleep. Into or In Another problem you may face is the difference between these two sentences: She danced into the room. She danced in the room. This is a good example of the difference between the two prepositions, in and into, and clearly shows how into tells us about movement while in does not. The first sentence says that she moved, while dancing, from a position outside the room to a position inside the room. The second sentence says that she was in the room when she started to dance and she did not leave the room during her dance. Practice I’ve prepared some exercises which will help you to better understand the difference between in to and into and also in.  

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