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Since solar power is theoretically the most efficient energy source on earth, shouldn"t we invest more in harnessing it?

As I was writing the sentence above sầu, I became uncertain as to whether I should write in or into, and thereby doubted whether I really understood the difference. Please explain.

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The following Ngram indicates that "invest in" occurs nearly 400 times more frequently than "invest into". Personally, I have sầu always heard "invest in", never "invest into".

Since usage ultimately defines language, I would not tkết thúc lớn fight "invest in" merely because of the current definition of "in". There are many examples of words having different meanings in different contexts; "in" is one of them.

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answered Jul 6 "11 at 12:37

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We always use invest in something & not invest into lớn something. Checking both CALD và OALD shows no usage of invest into, though the latter lists invests on.

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I hope you will be able khổng lồ see their differences from their meanings:


–preposition 1. lớn the inside of; in toward: He walked inlớn the room. The train chugged inlớn the station. 2. toward or in the direction of: going inkhổng lồ town. 3. to a point of tương tác with; against: backed inkhổng lồ a parked oto.

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–preposition 1. (used khổng lồ indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park. 2. (used khổng lồ indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn. 3. (used khổng lồ indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time): in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.

In is used khổng lồ indicate inclusion within; into is used when there is movement.

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