these ones will break IN? first

  • [Marc]

    Senior Member
    French France
    Hey alisonp :)
    there are several kind of voids, and a particular kind will break first, so "these ones will break first" ?
     

    french4beth

    Senior Member
    US-English
    According to your context, Marc, 'in' is probably not needed here.

    Usually, if you're 'breaking something in', it's a very specific meaning; for example, you've bought new shoes, so there still a bit uncomfortable, so they need to be "broken in"; or if there's a new employee at a company, you could jokingly say, "we have to break him in to the way this company operates".

    Also, a burglar can "break in" to a house, or if someone interupts you while you're speaking, they 'break in' to the conversation.
     
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