The quote I came across was:

Twitter’s board was negotiating with Mr. Musk into the early hours of Monday over his unsolicited bid to buy the company



as the preposition "into" denote movement or a rout by which somethigs may arrive at a particular destination I tend to interpret this headline as a negotiation thta began before early hours of Monday maybe even started at sunday night or dawn and prolonged until early hours of Monday. But I read the article all the way down and it gives me a feeling the meeting started itself in the early hours of Monday. Am I getting "Into" wrong?

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Your first interpretation is correct. If the article later on says the negotiations started in the early hours of Monday then "into" earlier would be wrong.

  • I added a couple of words for clarity. I hope that's OK. Commented Apr 27, 2022 at 18:00
  • @MarcInManhattan Quite OK, That's how this site works. Commented Apr 27, 2022 at 18:18

Yes, you are correct, that implies they had started negotiating on Sunday if not earlier.

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