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Sage
04-20-2006, 12:32 AM
I'm pretty sure this is right, but I wanted to check. I have my MC "give in to" something (his fears or something, I don't have the novel up right now).

Should "in to" be separated, or one word in this instance?

"He gave in to his fears."

"He gave into his fears."

The first one, ne? Just checking.

IrishScribbler
04-20-2006, 01:40 AM
Two separate words.

"Subject gave in()to object."

Does that help?

reph
04-20-2006, 02:19 AM
He gave in (take a breath; "He gave in" is a complete phrase)

to his fears.

Sage
04-20-2006, 07:42 AM
He gave in (take a breath; "He gave in" is a complete phrase)

to his fears.That's what I thought. Thanks.

poetinahat
04-20-2006, 07:51 AM
He gave in to temptation, and he did unto others.

Carmy
04-24-2006, 08:07 AM
He went into the washroom to give in to his tears.

IrishScribbler
04-24-2006, 10:10 AM
Ooh, Carmy! I like that example!