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    Default Persist in vs Persist with

    Hello, everyone.

    Is there a real difference between these two phrases?

    In my oxford dictionary, the following sentence is given:

    They persist with agricultural reforms, despite opposition from the farmers.

    I suppose that I am allowed to use perisist in instead of persist with without materially changing the original meaning.

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    Default Re: Persist in vs Persist with

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post

    They persist with agricultural reforms, despite opposition from the farmers.

    I suppose that I am allowed to use perisist in instead of persist with without materially changing the original meaning .Yes
    We normally persist in or with a noun, and persist in + verb+ing.

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    Can I take your words as there isn't a substantial difference between phrases such as persist with my work and persist in my work?

    For some reason, I tend to feel that these two verb phrases, when followed by a noun or a noun phrase, are not always interchangeable. Perhaps it's due to the fact that in and with are two different prepositions.

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    Default Re: Persist in vs Persist with

    I feel that there is no substantial difference.

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    Default Re: Persist in vs Persist with

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I feel that there is no substantial difference.
    I agree.

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