Prepositions - Into

Prepositions - Into

1. Into indicates entrance.

Pattern 1: verb + into + noun
We went into his office.
I drive into the city every day.

Typical verbs before into:
blow, break, come, drive, fall, fly, gaze, get, go, look, move, walk, run, sail, stare, stomp, storm

Pattern 2: verb + noun + into + noun
She poured the juice into the glass.

Verbs often used with this pattern:
blow, cram, drive, get, move, place, pour, put, set, throw

2. Into can indicate forced contact.

Pattern: verb + into + noun
That car crashed into a tree.

Verbs often used before into:
crash, push, pull, run, smash, tear

Expression:
to run something into the ground—to talk about something too much We are sick of hearing about his job; he really runs it into the ground.

3. Into can indicate division.

Pattern 1: number + into + number = number
Three into twelve equals four.

Pattern 2: verb + noun + into + (number) + noun
She cut the pie into eight wedges.
The vase broke into a million pieces.

Typical verbs before into:
arrange, break, cut, divide, separate

Typical nouns after into:
bits, parts, pieces, slices, wedges

4. Into can indicate a change in condition or form.

Pattern 1: go/get + into + 0 noun
They went into debt after the accident.
He always gets into trouble at school.

Nouns often used after go into:
action, bankruptcy, debt

Nouns used after get into:
danger, condition, shape, trouble
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