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    the word 'accomplice' if used in a sentence, would it be accompanied with the word 'to' or 'in'.........."accomplice to" or accomplice in"

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    That sounds about right. Was there a question you wanted to ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadia
    the word 'accomplice' if used in a sentence, would it be accompanied with the word 'to' or 'in'.........."accomplice to" or accomplice in"
    In American English, either would be correct. One can be an accomplice to a crime or in a crime. My personal usage is to use "to" before a general crime or situation and "in" in other uses.

    I would use:
    He was an accomplice to murder.
    He was an accomplice in the murder of Tom Jones.
    He was an accomplice in the commission of that bank robbery.

    I should add, however, that this might just be my personal preference.

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    I'd do the same in BE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd do the same in BE.
    Cheers, mate!

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    Mind you, I've never murdered anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mind you, I've never murdered anyone.
    That thought hadn't crossed my mind.

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