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show that with certain verbs of motion

may be used with the same meaning as its directional

counterpart

, that is, direction toward something. Again, see the directional prepositions handout.

In the remainder of the handout, we will look at special problems that arise in choosing between

and

.

1. Nouns denoting enclosed spaces, such as a field or a window, take both

and

. The

prepositions have their normal meanings with these nouns:

is used when the space is considered

as a surface,

when the space is presented as an area:

Three players are practicing (surface)

the field.

Three cows are grazing

the field. (area)

The frost made patterns (surface)

the window.

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