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I'm a non-native English speaker. I read this sentence on a magazine article on Googie style: "One of the key things about this style is that it wasn't for wealthy people's houses. Googie brought the spirit of the modern age to the daily life"

Why did the journalist write "brought to" and not "brought into"? Is that correct?

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Both are correct, and there is not much difference. I assume the author used the word "to" because it could imply a sense of introduction. For example:

the spirit of the modern age was introduced TO their daily life.

It is an initial encounter, whereas "into" gives a feeling of the "spirit" being apart of their life.

Again, they can be used interchangeably, so this is most likely just over-analyzing the sentence in an attempt to answer the question: "Why did the journalist write 'brought to' and not 'brought into'?"

In short: Yes, it is correct, but only the author knows why they chose the verbiage that they did.

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    Only when speaking metaphorically, as this does. Literally, "brought into" has to indicate that something was brought inside something else.
    – Mary
    Mar 20, 2022 at 0:05
  • @Mary worth noting, thanks!
    – Eli Harold
    Mar 21, 2022 at 13:26

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