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Re: Phrase

Posted by James Briggs on March 29, 2003

In Reply to: Phrase posted by Thomas Jacob on March 29, 2003

: Is it 'Police open fire in the air' or 'Police open fire into the air'.

'In' is best for me.
However, the sentence has a most unusual construction. 'Police openED fire in ...' or 'Police are firing in ...' would be more normal in British English.