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.
• She put the IPod into her pocket.
IN TO is the adverb IN followed by the preposition TO.
• He turned his paper in to the teacher.
[turned in (phrasal verb) = submitted]
• The administrators wouldn’t give in to the demands of the protesters.
[give in (phrasal verb) = surrender]
Now, let’s see if you understand this lesson by doing this exercise:
1. As a child, I was too afraid to go (into / in to) the Halloween haunted house.
2. I’m going to turn the wallet I found (into / in to) the police.
3. If your battery is running low, you’ll need to plug your power cord (into / in to) the socket.
4. I am going (into / in to) have a few drinks.
5. After a long night, she crawled (into / in to) her bed to go to sleep.