Late comer <to ><into> the language

versatile13

Senior Member
Russian
Topic phrase: Late comer <to ><into> the language
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Hi everyone!

One more question, if it doesn't seem too much in a row :(:). Which preposition sound more natural in English.
I just feel like "come" expresses a physical action which implies "into" since there is a final point "where?"
I might be wrong though.

Thank you so much!
 
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  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    US English
    Hmmm... We go/come/get to a place. We go/come/get into an enclosure (a box, a building, a vehicle). Those are both physical actions. "Where" is usually a place. Inside an enclosure needs "in".

    Where is he?
    What is he in?

    Your two phrases aren't in your post...oh there they are, up in the title. I think "to" sounds better than "into".
     

    versatile13

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Thank you so much!

    That's the thing. In Russian to also sound more natural. Yet, I wasn't sure.
    That's what called I guess the subtleties of a language.
    I appreciate your responses! :) Happy Thanksgiving!
     
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