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Quick question ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Gator, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Walking onto the team

    OR

    Walking on to the team.
     
  2. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    I'd say "on to." Unless he/she is literally walking on top of the team.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    He's walking on.

    He's not walking onto.

    Someone walks in to a store. They walk into a wall.
     
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Here's one we argue about a lot:

    He bought in to the coach's philosophy.

    He bought into the coach's philosophy.
     
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I still think you buy in.
     
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Me too, but every time I argue that, my opponent doesn't buy it. :)
     
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Walking on to the team like an Egyptian.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Here is a case when you can avoid the issue altogether (or is it all together?) by tweaking the sentence.

    Instead of "He bought into the coach's philosophy" you can say:

    "He refrained from telling the coach to get the hell out of his face."
     
  9. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Still waiting for a baseball walk-on to pick U2's "Walk On" as his at-bat music.
     
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Especially when he's going to be intentionally walked.
     
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Definitely two words, unless he purchased his way inside the coach's philosophy.

    Also, Ace, have you ever displayed those editing skills to The Plain Dealer? That's the kind of craftsmanship I'd want on my desk.
     
  12. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Latrell Spreewell doesn't see the difference.
     
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