The car does not belong in/into the city

I’m having a discussion with a German speaker that’s convinced the correct sentence is “belong into the city”. I am convinced in any case it’s “belong in the city”.

Which one is correct? Is there meaning the same?

  • Into means "motion into". But if the car is just existing, not moving, then referring to motion doesn't make any sense.
    – stangdon
    Sep 21 at 13:58

It's not completely clear what you are trying to say.

If you mean "This car should not be in the city" you could say

This car doesn't belong in the city.

If you mean "This car is not owned by the city" you could say

This care doesn't belong to the city.

You would be unlikely to use "belong into"

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