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Using Prepositions Correctly. p. 330 7-5. The prepositions in and into are often used incorrectly. When you are in a place, you are already there. When you go from the outside to the inside, you go into a place. We waited in the dark room. The guide let us into the cave. .

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The prepositions in and into are often used incorrectly.
  • When you are in a place, you are already there.
  • When you go from the outside to the inside, you go into a place.
    • We waited in the dark room.
    • The guide let us into the cave.
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Never use the preposition of as a helping verb.
  • Incorrect: We could of seen more.
  • Correct: We could have seen more.
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Which words are correct?
  • John James Audubon (must of, must have) been a genius.
  • Audubon painted birds (in, into) natural settings.
  • He would go (in, into) the woods to look for them.
  • He (must of, must have) been very interested in birds.
  • His pictures almost (could of, could have) come to life.
  • His drawings were printed (in, into) Birds of America.
  • Rachael Carson was a serious student (in, into) school.
  • She hoped to study life (in, into) the ocean.
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Which words are correct?
  • 9. Rachel liked reaching (in, into) streams for creatures.
  • 10. She also enjoyed spending time (in, into) the woods.
  • 11. Rachel really believed that every living thing had a special place (in, into) nature.
  • 12. She set free insects that wandered (in, into) her room.
  • 13. As an adult, Rachel wrote books and went (in, into) classrooms to lecture.
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Which words are correct?
  • 14. He was a Swiss-born naturalist who (must of, must have) studied many different kinds of animals.
  • 15. As a boy, Agassiz kept many pets (in, into) his room.
  • 16. He put his pet mice (in, into) their cage when visitors came.
  • 17. Wild birds perched on a pine branch (in, into) a corner of his bedroom.
  • 18. His parents (could of, could have) been angry with their son’s hobby.
  • 19. They (must of, must have) enjoyed the surprises he carried home from the outdoors.
  • 20. Louis brought home live fish to put (in, into) his own pond.