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Let’s say I have some leftovers in a large container and I would like to save space by using a smaller container. Which of the following sentences is appropriate?

  1. I should transfer everything to a smaller container.
  2. I should transfer everything into a smaller container. Thank you!
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    Both are appropriate. Into merely emphasises that the food is going inside the container, which is the commonsense interpretation anyway. Feb 3, 2023 at 13:28

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Both sentences are grammatically correct, but "I should transfer everything to a smaller container" is a more commonly used and natural sounding phrase. "I should transfer everything into a smaller container" is also correct, but it may sound a bit more formal or technical. The choice between the two would depend on the tone and style of the writing or speaking context.

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