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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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    Default Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    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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    Default 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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    Default Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

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

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    Default 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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    Default Re: drive to work in my new Toyota

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

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