Note: This post has been replaced by the more complete Into vs. In to (Expanded). However, the extensive question-and-answer section below this post may answer any questions you have regarding these constructions.
How does one know when to use into or in to?
One of the main uses of the preposition into is to indicate movement toward the inside of a place.
The children jumped into the lake for a swim.
Mom drove the car into the garage.
In to is the adverb in followed by the preposition to.
He turned his paper in to the teacher.
The administrators wouldn’t give in to the demands of the protesters.
We will explore into vs. in to in more depth in a future blog.
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