Talk:into

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Wouldn't the use of the word 'into' in the sentence "I'm into Shakespeare right now" qualify as a verb? -Fbv65edel 19:51, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

No, that isn't the case. "To be" is the verb in that case, and "into" remains a preposition. I do have a separate question, though. Would there ever be a reason to use "in to" rather than "into?"--Pirsqed 16:07, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

I'd guess that there are cases where a verbal phrase includes "in", which might be followed by "to" as a separate preposition, though I can't think of a good example. Also, of course, any place where "to" should occur as part of an infinitive verb it would be incorrect to use "into": "He goes in to eat." --Xyzzyva 22:55, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
My favorite illustration of the difference between in to and into is "I brought the cake in to my mother" vs. "I pushed the cake into my mother". —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 10:02, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

into's real meaning...[edit]

Into, in America, is a way of mathematics. For example, 3 into 9 = 3. It is a type of division.