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Popping

 

"in" vs. "into"

 

We often hear cooking-show hosts tell you to pop something "in" the oven. Probably the only thing that you can pop "in" the oven is popcorn. What they should be saying is to pop something (chicken, cake, pie, etc.) "into" the oven.

 

"In" designates a place, a location. "Into" describes an action; it's directional.

                                                                                                                                                             

 
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