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    in among

    " If only I were slimmer, more beautiful,richer, more clever, then I would be happier. " This is a dream that makesa lot of people ill, depressed, and unhappy. Life has its flaws, defects,corners, and edges. Only those who accept this reality can lead a really full life.
    Of course there are activities in which errors are dangerous: driving a car; crossing the road. But life doesn't consist entirely of these things. In among them there is a lot of room for small and large mistakes.

    Why does the author use two prepositions "in among" in a row? Is it natural ? I think "among" alone will make sense.

    Am I right?

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    Jason

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    Re: in among

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    " If only I were slimmer, more beautiful,richer, more clever, then I would be happier. " This is a dream that makesa lot of people ill, depressed, and unhappy. Life has its flaws, defects,corners, and edges. Only those who accept this reality can lead a really full life.
    Of course there are activities in which errors are dangerous: driving a car; crossing the road. But life doesn't consist entirely of these things. In among them there is a lot of room for small and large mistakes.

    Why does the author use two prepositions "in among" in a row?
    (you might contact the author) Is it natural ? I think "among" alone will make sense.

    Am I right?
    I would agree.

    Thanks!

    Jason
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