Grammar Patterns

into N

The 'laughter' group

These nouns indicate what someone starts to do. They are usually used with the verb break or burst.
Her face broke into a smile.
There is a tremendous feeling of elation, the sort of feeling that makes even non-singers burst into song.
She fell to her knees in the bathroom she was cleaning and burst into tears.
  • into applause
  • into laughter
  • into sobs
  • into song
  • into song
  • into tears
  • into a grin
  • into a smile
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