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    What's the difference in meaning between these two?

    1. It is not available at this location.
    2. It is not available in this location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What's the difference in meaning between these two?

    1. It is not available at this location.
    2. It is not available in this location.
    1. location / point
    2. location / space / area

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    What's the difference in meaning between these two:

    1. How did you get into that clan?
    2. How did you get in that clan?

    3. How did you get into that room?
    4. How did you get in that room?

    Does it matter which one I use ( In / Into)?

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    They are similar but not the same. :D

    How did you get into that room?
    You are somewhere outside a room, and you are going to get in that room. When you get in that room, you go to the inside of the room.


    How did you get in that room?
    You simply step in. Or you just turn the door knob and walk in.


    Got the picture? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    What's the difference in meaning between these two:

    1. How did you get into that clan?
    2. How did you get in that clan?

    3. How did you get into that room?
    4. How did you get in that room?

    Does it matter which one I use ( In / Into)?
    If there's an object after in(to) (i.e., that clan, that room), then it doesn't matter which form you use.

    Did you know that in is short for into? :D into is made up of two words: in + to, and since those two words always occur together, to is often omitted. Like this,

    1. Come into the house. :D
    2. Come in the house. :D

    1. and 2. carry the same meaning: in = into.

    Note that, 'to', a preposition, requires an object (e.g. to the house), so if there isn't an object, then 'to' is not used.

    3. Come in. :D

    1., 2., and 3. mean the same thing: Enter.

    All the best, :D

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    Are these correct?

    1 He switched his attention onto me.
    2 He switched his attention on me. (There's an object after on, so does that mean it has to be 'onto me'?)

    There's no difference in meaning between them right?

    3. Now I really regret in not running away.
    3. Now I really regret on not running away. (This incorrect? Why?)
    4. Now I really regret not running away.
    5. Now I really regret at not running away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct?

    1 He switched his attention onto me.
    2 He switched his attention on me. (There's an object after on, so does that mean it has to be 'onto me'?)
    switched on works, but not in that context. Try, to as in toward(s). :D

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    There's no difference in meaning between them right?

    3a. Now I really regret in not running away.
    3b. Now I really regret on not running away. (This incorrect? Why?)
    4. Now I really regret not running away.
    5. Now I really regret at not running away.
    Regretfully, regret doesn't take a prepositional phrase as its object. :(

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    Regretfully, regret doesn't take a prepositional phrase as its object.
    So these are not correct?

    1. Now I really regret in not running away.
    2. Now I really regret on not running away.
    3. Now I really regret not running away.
    4. Now I really regret at not running away.

    Are these correct? If not, why?

    5. You can write it in another way.
    6. You can write it at another way.
    7. You can write it on another way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Regretfully, regret doesn't take a prepositional phrase as its object.
    So these are not correct?

    1. Now I really regret in not running away.
    2. Now I really regret on not running away.
    3. Now I really regret not running away.
    4. Now I really regret at not running away.
    3. is correct. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?

    5. You can write it in another way.
    6. You can write it at another way.
    7. You can write it on another way.
    5. is correct. The correct phrase here is 'in a (certain) way' :wink:

    All the best, :D

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    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. There is still a virus in my computer.
    2. There is still a virus on my computer.

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