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    Default with delight and in delight

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain if there is any differences between "with delight" and "in delight"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Default Re: with delight and in delight

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain if there is any differences between "with delight" and "in delight"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I guess, in usage. You would rather say :
    Tracey's delight in her children's achievements was pleasant to see. (when used as a direct object).
    And:
    They were very excited going down the huge slope, screaming with/in delight. (though personally, in this case I would use "with") (when used as an adverbial modifier of manner)

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