Definitions starting with I

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into

[Car. "probably overcorrection of iina" DJE; cf. another result of hypercorrection in US dial. South "in.. .commonly used in locutions where into would be preferable" WEA; cf. also IN 3 onto] prep. 1. on: 1966 [of nuts] He pick up a few and bump him into the head (Crowley 128). (Mayag)

2. in: They [guinea corn] are "fanned" and then stored into large "drummers" (Crooked).

3. [by association of in i (cf. HE s it) with INA and hypercorrection] in it: 1978 Beat egg and dip conch into. (Higgs 30). (Mayag)

Tags: hypercorrection, preposition

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Last update: 2010-10-28 01:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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