Can someone analyse this sentence for me?
"Rex bit into his toy cat." (Yes, it's from 'Rex Barks'.)
Is 'bit into' a phrasal verb, and 'his toy cat' the Direct Object?
Or is 'into' an adverb to 'bit'?
Or, as in the book, is 'into his toy cat' an adverbial phrase, which makes 'bit' intransitive?
And how can you tell which is the correct option?