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    Eartha is offline Member
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    Default Why "in" was omitted here?

    “She is like an American, every word she speaks and every gesture she makes,”someone described her this way.


    Dear all,

    Why it is "describe sb. this way" instead of "describe sb. in this way" ?
    Why "in" was omitted here?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Why "in" was omitted here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    “She is like an American, every word she speaks and every gesture she makes,”someone described her this way.


    Dear all,

    Why it is "describe sb. this way" instead of "describe sb. in this way" ?
    Why "in" was omitted here?

    Thanks in advance.
    This is just the way you say it. "in this way" sounds very formal to me in this context (if it is correct at all).
    Notice, that I didn't say: "This is just the way you say it in." Same here. You could say "This is just the way in which you say it.", but it's a pointless formalism.
    I am not a teacher.

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