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Dear teachers,

Is the expression "going in to" possible in this sentence?

“It’s absolutely marvellous to be GOING IN TO / GOING INTO an office to work every day. It’s not only earning money for myself, but it’s being able to talk to people again –about real things- not to kids, or to other mothers about kids!”

"I'm going in (phrasal verb) to the office (prepositional phase) today" meaning: I'm going to do office work today.

Going into means, enter into.

Many thanks,
Hela
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Dear Hela,

It is normal to say «going in to the office».

You may also say «going into the office». It is not however the meaning you require in your example. It is to enter the office.

The difference is perhaps slight. Emotion: smile

Kind regards, Emotion: smile

Goldmund
Hela,
You are absolutely right. "into" and "in to" are different, and there are many times when that choice must be made. "going in to an office" is correct for the context you cite above.
Another case is when the phrasal verb with "in" is followed by an infinitive of purpose.
"The child was drowning, and his father jumped in to save him." ("into" impossible, of course)
Jim
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Thank you very much, Jim.

Kind regards,

Hela
Hi Goldmund,

Can I use into in this sentance?

How sweet of you to look into this. Thank you for sending the website to me.
Hi Anon
AnonymousCan I use into in this sentence?
Yes, you can. The phrasal verb "look into" means "investigate" or "examine".

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=47139&dict=CALD
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When one agrees to a written rule or policy, one enters in to the agreement or into the agreement?
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