Is it OK to write "into" like "in to", etc. ? I found it in the book <<The Golden Compass>>. I sometimes forget to connect the two parts, so I was just wondering.

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    Could you provide the context for "in to?" – Obfuskater Jul 16 '14 at 1:27
  • Sorry, I can't find the sentence. I'm pretty sure it meant into. – ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq Jul 16 '14 at 1:38
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    I don't understand exactly what this question is getting at. As covered by ELU long before ELL even existed, into is a specific one-word preposition. And in to are two words which can validly occur consecutively in various different contexts. – FumbleFingers Jul 16 '14 at 1:39

In most cases it's going to be "into" meaning "going within." Without the context, my best guess of how this is being used is something like "He goes in to see the doctor" where "to" is not associated with "in" but really part of "to see."

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