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ruangchuay
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 5:42:20 AM
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What are differences between 'to' and 'into'? Thank you very much.
Kami
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:49:29 AM
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"to" is indicating a direction or toward something or a place or a point.
"into" is indicating the inside of something.
Galad
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:54:52 AM

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Thought I knew the answer until I thought about it, for example:

Clara went to the kitchen.
Clara went into the kitchen.

Is there a difference between these statements?

d'oh!

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guitar53
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:45:09 AM

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'to' the kitchen would be incomplete, as she may have stopped outside in the dining area.
ex: was going to the kitchen, but fell in the hallway (to seems like it's used as 'towards', needing a next sentence or phrase to complete or define the action)
'into' is more definite in that sentence... 'into' definitely puts her inside the kitchen


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yorkiebar
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:52:29 AM
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Another confusion is between in and into/on onto. Into/onto both involve some kind of movement/change of location. Eg. My pen is in my bag, but I put my pen into my bag (it was in another place before) Compare: the footballers ran on the field with the footballers ran onto the field (from the changing rooms). In sentences with into or onto, in or on can also be used, but not vice versa.
Sayed Ragib Yasar
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Can u please tell me which one is correct sentence?
1. Bring your creativity to life
2. Bring creativity into your life
Please explain also why correct and why not.
leonAzul
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:14:21 AM

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Sayed Ragib Yasar wrote:
Can u please tell me which one is correct sentence?
1. Bring your creativity to life
2. Bring creativity into your life
Please explain also why correct and why not.


Each is correct, yet each has its own meaning.

1. Bring your creativity to life.

This is similar to the idea of enlivening one's creativity. It has the sense of allowing one's creative abilities to grow and flourish.

2. Bring creativity into your life.

This means to include creativity as an essential part of one's life. It is an admonition to seek out creative and bespoke solutions to everyday problems rather than accepting "common sense" and one-size-fits-all (or one-size-fits-none!) reactions.


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FounDit
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Sayed Ragib Yasar wrote:
Can u please tell me which one is correct sentence?
1. Bring your creativity to life
2. Bring creativity into your life
Please explain also why correct and why not.


As leonAzul says, each one is correct, but each has its own meaning.

I would state the first one as expressing your creativity. In bring it to life, you express it in some form such as writing, painting, sculpting, photography, etc.

In the second one, I would say the sentence is inviting you to find your creative ability. It's an invitation to search out what you may be good at and bring that into your daily living; to bring creativity into your life.


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TMe
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:49:43 PM

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FounDit Sir, The poster wants to know the difference between 'to' and 'into'. I also also wanna know.

I am a layman.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:44:37 PM

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TMe wrote:
FounDit Sir, The poster wants to know the difference between 'to' and 'into'. I also also wanna know.


A simple illustration between the two might be a glass of water. You bring the glass of water to your lips, but you take the water into your mouth, or body.

That being said, we often use "to" to mean "into", such as the statement about going "to" the kitchen. When referring to a destination, in particular, we often say "to" but think of "entering into" by that usage.

For example, if I say I went to Disneyland, I want people to picture me arriving, and then going inside.

Does that help?


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:31:02 PM

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Hello Sayed Ragib Yasar.
Welcome to the forum. I hope that FounDit's and Leon's replies have helped.

May I ask that, when you have a new question, you begin a new topic.
It isn't vital, but it helps prevent confusion sometimes.

At the top of the main "Vocabulary" page is a 'button' called New Topic, which allows you to start your own discussion.

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