Is "in to" same with "into"?
Great question. A common error is to confuse "into", with "in to". When deciding which is right for your sentence, remember that "into" is a preposition that shows what something is within or inside. As separate words, "in" and "to" sometimes simply wind up next to each other. In this case he is saying they blend in with the purpose of disappearing, therefore the use of "in to" is correct. Confusion regarding "into" vs. "in to" really only happens because the two sound exactly the same. But the decision about which one to use is usually a simple one to make. Does something end up within/inside something else by the end of your sentence, whether it be within something concrete, like a box, or something abstract, like a timeframe? If the answer is yes, you need to write "into" as one word. If not then "in to" is probably correct. Ex: Please put the cat into his carrier so we can go see the vet. Ex: I just came in to say hello.
Get more Native English Expressions >