When should you use in to and when should it be into?

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i second this question.
It's still against the rules.
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AnonymousAnd how come if we have "into" we don't have "outof"?

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When should you use in to and when should it be into?


When should you use in to and when should it be into?

If in goes with the preceding verb, use in to. [They marched in] [to the sound of music].
If it goes with the following noun, use into. [They marched] [into the auditorium].

It's almost always the second one. Emotion: smile

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Let me just copy and past the following text from "Good Word Guide" 6th edn by Manser, M.H. (2003), Bloomsbury:

into or in to?
Into is a preposition with a variety of meanings;
in to is a combination of the adverb in and the
preposition or infinitive marker to:
. I went into the house. . I went in to fetch a book. . I went in to tea.
It is important to recognize and maintain the
distinction between these uses.
As prepositions, into and in are occasionally
. He put the letter into/in his pocket.
Into usually suggests movement from the
outside to the inside, whereas in suggests being or
remaining inside. In many contexts the two pre-
positions are not interchangeable:
. They sailed into the harbour at four o'clock..They sailed in the harbour all afternoon

Thanks for the clarification. I opened this thread because the film title (and corresponding book title), He's Just Not that into You, troubles me. When the popular slang phrase is written "into" instead of "in to" it sounds like it means, "He's Just Not that inside You." That sounds dirty. What the author means is, "He's Just Not that Interested in You." "In," in this case, is really being used as a transitive verb, or a substitute for the transitive verb "interest," not a preposition. "To," corresponds to the object of the sentence, "You." Ergo, "He's Just Not that in to You," is appropriate.

Those are my thoughts based on the grammatical evidence. Nice to know there are a few others out there nerdy enough to be bothered by this. The capitalization, or lack thereof, troubles me also. But that is another thread for another time. (I think capitalizing, or not capitalizing, all words is cheating. However, cheating is just a synonym for artistic license). I don't know whether the story is good or not, I have neither seen nor read it. I'm still trying to make sense of the title. Cheers!
No,"into" tells you "where to", such as in I am going into the house. "in" answers "where" such as in "I am playing in the house"
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AnonymousWhat the author means is, "He's Just Not that Interested in You."
I think you'll find when people say "I"m into sports, music, and hanging out with my friends" they will use "into" instead of "in to" far more often.

It's impossible with slang to say what is "grammatically correct." Slang just is, correct or not.
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