Vertaling:The man fell to pieces.
Why not "into pieces"?
"the man fell in pieces" is wrong... but whyy?
I'm British. It is wrong. I think it's because the meaning is that he has fallen apart, so you need "to" to specifically state that he has changed from normal to being in pieces.
Waarom rekent hij "parts" niet goed
If it means emotionally he came apart, then it is a bit odd. The sentence makes me picture a cartoon scene, falling off a ladder, 10 or more pieces on the ground...