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    Nordic Bill is offline Member
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    Default Preposition question

    Can anybody find a suitable preposition for this sentence?

    "I don’t confide my personal business __________________ anyone".

    The possibilities would be to, in and with.

    Without a direct object, you confide in a person. But what if the person is the indirect object (such as in the case above)?

    Thanks to anyone who can help.

    Bill
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    I'd use 'to' there, but it's a bit of a starnge-sounding sentence.

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    Thanks tdol. I'm trying to come up with a better way of phrasing it now. It does seem a bit odd, now that you mention it.

    Bill

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