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    One can easily and best observe in oneself that writing things down diminished...

    "One can easily and best observe in oneself that writing things down diminished

    one's power of remembering."


    Is the preposition 'in' needed in this sentence?

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    Re: One can easily and best observe in oneself that writing things down diminished...

    Yes, it is needed. You begin a habit of writing things down. Then you examine your ability to remember things and find it has grown weaker. You are looking into one faculty of your own mind, which is the same as observing in oneself.

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