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QUESTION: Dear Ted:

You gave the following example:

I cannot go IN TO all of the details now.  I'll have to explain them to you later.

My question is:

Is it "to go IN TO details" or "to go INTO details"?

Again, many, many thanks for your valuable help.

Paolo

ANSWER: Dear Paolo:

My question is:

Is it "to go IN TO details" or "to go INTO details"?

I shouldn't have added the extra word, although it is correct.

The answer is "to go IN TO details."

Ted

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QUESTION: Dear Ted:

What do you mean by "I shouldn't have added the extra word, although it is correct"?

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Your question contained two examples, neither of which contained the word "all."  When I wrote my example, I included the word "all."  My sentence was correct -- WITH and word "all" OR WITHOUT the word.

I thought that I might have confused you by adding the extra word.  That's what I meant by my reply.  I should have just written "I cannot go in to the details now."  However, my adding "all of" is also correct -- just another way of saying it.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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