And the Adverb Oscar goes to…

  • He was a great player here, one that hopefully will be recognized into the Patriots Hall of Fame.

Recognition happens.

You can be recognized in a place, or as a thing, or for an action. You can be recognized behind a mask, despite your embarrassment, while you’re hoarding toilet paper. All sorts of prepositions go with recognize.

But not into. You can’t be recognized into anything.

I take that back. If there’s a Bad Writing Hall of Fame, that’s something you might could be recognized into of it.


I’m reading my novel aloud, bit by bit, on camera every day at 5 pm on Facebook. Tune in live, or watch the video(s) anytime. See you there.

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