in / into the chaos

dudass

Senior Member
spanish
In the chaos, she was patiently waiting for food.

Would it be possible to substitute "in" with "into" or "among" in this sentence?

Thank you.
 
  • kayokid

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    In the chaos, she was patiently waiting for food.

    Would it be possible to substitute "in" with "into" or "among" in this sentence?

    Thank you.
    In my opinion, 'in' means 'during' in this case. 'Into' will not work here. 'Among' (or even 'amongst') is a possibility...
     

    Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    "Into" signals the destination of a movement, and it needs a verb of movement (go into, jump into, slide into...)
    Unless it's "look into", in which case the imaginary projection of your eyes reaches into a place.
     
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