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Is it correct to say

bring some experience to some activity,

as in

Our product brings new experience to everyday shopping

(artificial example) or there is an expression, that fits better? I thought about

introduce ... experience to activity

and

add ... experience to activity.

Also, a grammar checker I tried (Grammarly) says, that

bring ... experience to activity

is not correct, while

bring ... experience into activity

is OK for it.

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    This reminds me of resume writing: "Experienced programmer brings creative drive to development process". I know that's correct. "into" implies you're going inside it. I think your grammar checker is full of it. – candied_orange Nov 29 '15 at 17:08
  • @CandiedOrange And what about the case, when the subject is not a person (as in the updated example)? – tonso Nov 29 '15 at 17:15
  • Well since we're throwing around "artificial examples": Our paint brings the color blue to your wall. Our windows open to bring fresh air into your home. Into would only make sense when something is going inside. – candied_orange Nov 29 '15 at 17:25
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    I think "into" would work only/best if you added "your": "bring new experiences into YOUR [everyday] shopping (YOUR life/YOUR etc) but as it is, I agree that "to" would be better (and I'd pluralize "experiences" [or change it to "[some] excitement." "Add" would work well, too..."introduce," also, but it would be my least favorite. – Papa Poule Nov 29 '15 at 17:43
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    IMO. you're confusing senses here. 'Bring experience (into play / to bear on ...)' is the 'know-how / skill' polyseme. But 'Our product makes shopping a new experience' is the 'thing experienced' grading into 'wonderful experience' sense. – Edwin Ashworth Nov 30 '15 at 14:11
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If you are looking for an alternative to "bring something to something" I suggest "inject" as in "inject something into something".

For example:

"We need to inject some experience into our company."

"You should inject experience into your business."

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