English Grammar

in to or into

Our "friendly reminder" this day shows me two different forms:

to settle (in to a house) and
finally I've settled into my new house

which one is correct? Both of them?


  • Hi Svenja,
    to settle in this case s an intransitive verb, which can stand alone or be accompanied by a lot of different prepositions:

    The snow will settle (alight on surface)
    we settled in front of the television (get comfortable)
    they settled to work (apply oneself)
    we settled on a name (decide)
    I'll settle for chips
    It took me a long time to settle into living in London (get used to)

    But there is no "in",
    so I think it should be "into" and not "in to".

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