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    gain / gain in

    I had a look into a dictionary to find out something about this verb, however, I am not that sure I will be able to use the verb actively.

    http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861614126/gain.html
    ad verb definition 2):
    She was steadily gaining in confidence. <= is it possible to say the same sentence without "in"?


    Another sentence:
    Basketball is not a major sport in the Czech Republic, although it is gaining in popularity. <= can I both say "it is gaining popularity"?

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    Re: gain / gain in

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    Both ways are OK.
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