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    Smile drive to work in my new Toyota

    And that wasn't all. I was about to drive to work in my new Toyota.



    What does in signify in the above context? Could I replace it with with? Thanks.

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    Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

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    And that wasn't all. I was about to drive to work in my new Toyota.



    What does in signify in the above context? Could I replace it with with? Thanks.
    "in" means 'inside'. "with" doesn't sound good; I don't think anybody would say that.

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    Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

    Thanks, 2006, for your help.

    Just to make sure, does it sound right and good to say "inside my new Toyota" in the base sentence?

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    Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

    No, it sounds very odd; just say "in".

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    Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

    No, you can’t replace ‘in’ with ‘with’. “In’ is a preposition of place whereas ‘with’ is one of proximity. ‘Inside’ is an emphatic form (alternative) of ‘in’. 2006 is correct. You’re about to drive to work in (*inside) your new Toyota. The use of ‘in’ here is idiomatic. ‘Inside’ would not sound natural. You could say I came to work this morning by (not *with) car or bus.

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    Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

    Got it! Thanks, 2006 and Buddhaheart, for your help.

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