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I would say Do you solve engineering problems with the use of programming methods ? is the correct way to phrase the sentence. I don't have much knowledge on grammar, so sorry I can't help :( E: But as far as I understand, most of the time a preposition precedes the noun. But, I too would like someone to explain this clearly :3
You heard them used both ways, because they mean different things. They penetrate the building implies that they go through the structure. They penetrate into the building means that they go through something (the walls?) and reach the inside of the building. Both are correct.
Penetrate means to pierce or pass into or through. If you are going to use into after penetrate, it would be redundant. The bullet penetrated the wall. The fog lights penetrated the mist. By substitution, if you used into after penetrate, it would be: The bullet pierced into into the wall. The fog lights passed into into the mist.
As someone who's using your app for the first time, I would not find the second option awkward, probably because I am used to such phrasing in similar contexts. Do you have to use the word status? It seems most apps go for this phrasing: You have 5 items marked as "Not Started". In case marked is not fitting, you might still use an attribute for the item ...
The problem with #1 is that it makes it sound as if "Not Started" contains those 5 items, when in reality they are unrelated to one another, and you want to avoid giving the feeling that they are somehow related outside the incidental "Not Started" status. #2 is fairly good, but could be misinterpreted again to mean that these items belong to the same group, ...
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