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    Don't interfere with their marriage.
    Don't interfere in their marriage.
    Is the second sentence right? If yes, what's the difference? Are they ever/always interchangeable?

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    Default Re: interfere in/with

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Don't interfere with their marriage.
    Don't interfere in their marriage.
    Is the second sentence right? If yes, what's the difference? Are they ever/always interchangeable?

    interfere in means sticking your nose into other people's affairs.
    On the other hand, interfere with entails putting obstacles to someone's matters,trying to make them more difficult

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    Default Re: interfere in/with

    So the answer to your question is that the second sentence is right if you mean you should not interfere.

    The first is right if you mean that you must not prevent the marriage.

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    Default Re: interfere in/with

    Could you please give another example
    to explain ''interfere in''

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    Default Re: interfere in/with

    "Busybodies are people who interfere in things which do not concern them"
    "He had no right to interfere in a dispute between gentlemen."
    "It would be wrong to interfere in the affairs of the two cities."

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    Default Re: interfere in/with

    Well, Brend, I've posted the thread, let's see if I got it right:
    We shouldn't interfere in the upbringing of other couples' kids. (by giving opinions)
    We shouldn't interfere with the upbringing of other couples' kids . (sounds strange, because preventing them to be raised is something stupid)

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