The U.S Department of Education tries to ensure that school playgrounds do not violate any of the engineering standards set for child safety, but it doesn't give input on public parks.

I am wondering which one of the following is more more sufficient:

input on

input into

Thanks in advance

  • Context? nima, we love context! Please tell us where the example comes from or what you want to express if the text is yours. We want to give the best answers, but hate guessing.
    – Stephie
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 9:35
  • Thanks. But, it is all that I have. I have no longer context. This is taken from the book Inside Reading 3
    – nima
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 18:09
  • The book has not mentioned any more context.
    – nima
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 18:09

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"Give input into" and "give input on" have different meanings. To give input into something is to provide information or resources. I would give input to a computer program, or perhaps give input to a machine.

To give input on something is to offer suggestions or opinions about the topic. In your example, the U.S Department of Education has opted not to offer suggestions about public parks, only school playgrounds. The input here isn't for the literal object (e.g., parks or playgrounds), but rather for a discussion about the object.

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