• His words fell deep in my heart
  • I felt his words deep in my heart
  • His words made their way into my heart

Are they all grammatically correct? Do they mean the same? Which one is more common?

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    There's nothing grammatically wrong with any of them; they just use different metaphors. Words can't literally 'fall' or 'make their way' into people's hearts. Which metaphor you use is your own stylistic choice. Mar 11, 2023 at 21:41
  • Fell deep in my heart and fell deep into my heart.. are they both correct? I always tend to say deep into my heart. However, I see many use "in" instead of "into"
    – Ammu
    Mar 11, 2023 at 23:10
  • I agree that fell into sounds better. Mar 12, 2023 at 9:03
  • "His words fell deep in my heart" is grammatically correct, but sounds very strange and non-idiomatic. We don't usually say that words fall in or into anything and saying that words fall on deaf ears is such a common idiom that saying "words fall" + anything else is likely to sound wrong.
    – stangdon
    Mar 12, 2023 at 14:26

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All of the sentences are grammatically valid. Their meanings are similar, but the use of different metaphors means there is at least a difference of nuance. Which to in any particular case use is a question of style.

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