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    a prep.

    I'm just wondering whether i should use "in" or "into" in the following examples... Could you tell me which prep. I should choose...


    1. Instead of spending all your money, maybe you should put some of it in(into) the bank.
    2. All these problems are putting me in(into) a bad mood.
    3. How much money are you going to put in(into) this investment fund?
    4. After my surgery, I was putting in(into) the intensive care unit.
    5. My couch is huge — there's no way I can put it in(into) my new place without help.

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    Re: a prep.

    1. Instead of spending all your money, maybe you should put some of it in the bank.
    2. All these problems are putting me in a bad mood.
    3. How much money are you going to put into this investment fund?
    4. After my surgery, I was put in the intensive care unit. (Although "into" is okay as in "put into Intensive Care")
    5. My couch is huge — there's no way I can put it in my new place without help. (Again, either could be used. Personally, I would say "I can hardly put it in my new place", but "I can hardly get it into my new place".)


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    Strange how all you have to do is change the verb from "put" to "get" and you also have to change the preposition.

    English is whack....

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Strange how all you have to do is change the verb from "put" to "get" and you also have to change the preposition.

    English is whack....
    А ты что думал - только Русский сложный? Нет, Английский тоже не простой!!!

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    Ну мне по барабану, что английский сложный. Я им не занимаюсь! На самом деле, меня радует, что я не единственный человек в мире, которому приходится терпеть такую чепуху.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Strange how all you have to do is change the verb from "put" to "get" and you also have to change the preposition.
    Of course, that's only on Tuesdays and weekends. On all other days we reverse the order. Unless it's raining.

    Are you writing this down?



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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Strange how all you have to do is change the verb from "put" to "get" and you also have to change the preposition.
    Of course, that's only on Tuesdays and weekends. On all other days we reverse the order. Unless it's raining.
    I just didnt get what word order will be on Tuesday and weekends when it's raining... could you clear it up, please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Strange how all you have to do is change the verb from "put" to "get" and you also have to change the preposition.
    Of course, that's only on Tuesdays and weekends. On all other days we reverse the order. Unless it's raining.
    I just didnt get what word order will be on Tuesday and weekends when it's raining... could you clear it up, please...
    That depends. How tall are you?
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    Could you check the sentence below, plz:

    it was obvious that I hadn't put much effort in my project

    ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Could you check the sentence below, plz:

    It was obvious that I hadn't put much effort into my project.

    ??
    The other version is not wrong -- just more разговорный.

    And I don't know if there is a satisfactory explanation why.
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