Let me give an exemple, when I wanna stay inside my room. I come in at my room. So, I used IN, But I never know how to use INTO.

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IN'TOpreposition [in and to.]

  1. Noting entrance or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts. It follows verbs expressing motion. Come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another. Water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
  2. Noting penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to it. Look into a letter or book; look into an apartment.
  3. Noting insertion. Infuse more spirit or animation into the composition.
  4. Noting mixture. Put other ingredients into the compound.
  5. Noting inclusion. Put these ideas into other words.
  6. Noting the passing of a thing from one form or state to another


INpreposition [Latin in ] 

  1. in denotes present or inclosed, surrounded by limits; as in a house; in a fort; in a city.
  2. It denotes a state of being mixed, as sugar in tea; or combined, as carbonic acid in coal, or latent heat in air.
  3. It denotes present in any state; as in sickness or health.
  4. It denotes present in time; as in that hour or day.

American Dictionary of the English Language (1828) - http://webstersdictionary1828.com/



The difference between "in" and "into" is quite confusing, but let me tell a few points about.

"In" is a prepostion which is usually used for something that is not moving and that's already in.

e.g. The bananas are in the refregerator.

In above example in is used with no moving.

"Into" is used when someone or something is going or moving.

E.g. I am putting the bannanas into the refregerator.

In this example I moved from on place to another.


Very simple and to the point I am admired your way to teach. Thank u so much Having seen the water donkey sat into the water or in the water.. plz need to know to make myself more clear


Thank you for the explanation; it is lucid and simple to understand.


Hi Lisa,
Perfect answer. Just want to add to this that I guess, there is a verb involved in the sentence, where we use into. Please correct me if I am wrong.




Thank you madam ,really its very easy explanation you gave


It also explains the difference between John 3:15 and John 3:16.


Hello from Colombia.

Thank you very much for your answer, it was clear and precise.

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