Make Your Editor Cry: Into vs. In To
“Into” and “in to” are two distinct words and phrases, but they’re often used almost interchangeably, even though they shouldn’t be.
“Into” is a single transitive word.
Turning lemons into lemonade.
Putting money into the coffers.
The words “in” and “to” are the adverb followed by the preposition “to” and usually used as a short form of “in order to.” Examples:
I just came in to get my computer before the meeting.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.