I could not enter through the door so I was forced to climb ... a window.


  • a) in
  • b) into
  • c) out of
  • d) between

My approach:

I am confused between into/in.

Reason: Into because into is used to indicate movement from outside to inside

But the answer given is in.

Also, between cannot be used because the sentence is not used to talk about 2 things.

Out of: I found the following meanings of out of. None of them correlates with my sentence.

1) indicating the source or derivation of something; from: a bench fashioned out of a fallen tree trunk

2) having (the thing mentioned) as a motivation: she did it out of spite.

3) from among (a number): nine times out of ten.

4) not having (a particular thing): they had run out of cash.

Can anyone guide me how to approach the problem?

1 Answer 1


Checking the definition of into:

1) from the outside to the inside of; to the midst or depths of" ⇒ walked into the house, jumped into the lake"

you can see that the destination is within something (the room or the lake in the examples).

But you cannot be within/inside of a window in this context.

In another context, such as:

I fell into the window.

by definition 4 - (so as to strike; against" ⇒ to bump into a door") this would be OK.

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