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    preposition in or with

    Could anyone tell me the correct preposition?
    The preposition put into ( ) should be '' in'' or ''with'' ?

    1. A lady ( ) long hair walked over to him.
    2. A lady ( ) a red hairpiece walke over to him.
    3. A lady ( ) a red dress walked over to him.

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    Re: preposition in or with

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    What are your guesses, Yoshi?
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    Re: preposition in or with

    Mister Micawber san
    I guess ,probably, #1 is [with] , both #2 and #3 are [in].
    But I'm not 100% sure , so this is why I asked here.

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    Re: preposition in or with

    hello!!!
    i dont know im right or wrong..
    i guess #1(in)
    #2(with)
    #3(in)

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    Re: preposition in or with

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    In carries the same meaning as it does in phrases like in the box, in the building, in the center-- some kind of surrounding 'structure' is implied.

    For me, it can only be with long hair, with a red hairpiece, and in a red dress. Only the dress in any sense 'encloses' her. However, there may be those who accept in a hairpiece, as it approaches the image of in a hat.

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    Re: preposition in or with

    could you please tell me if it is incorrect to write "the work was done with haste"

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    Re: preposition in or with

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    That is possible but unusual; the usual collocation is 'in haste'. You can also use 'the work was done hastily'. More commonly: 'the work was done in a hurry/rush'.
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