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    apply in or apply to

    I don't know what is the best option in the following sentence:

    I would like to give some examples of how to apply this topic in / to the English class. For instance, it may be done through films or short clips on websites such as youtube or bbc.co.uk.


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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    I don't know what is the best option in the following sentence:

    I would like to give some examples of how to apply this topic in / to the English class. For instance, it may be done through films or short clips on websites such as youtube or bbc.co.uk.


    apply this topic in the English class
    apply this topic to the English class

    Do these make sense?

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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    apply this topic in the English class
    apply this topic to the English class

    Do these make sense?
    Yes, but that's her question - which is better?


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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Is the second better?

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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    I don't know what is the best option in the following sentence:

    I would like to give some examples of how to apply this topic in / to the English class. For instance, it may be done through films or short clips on websites such as youtube or bbc.co.uk.
    I think 'present this topic' is better than 'apply this topic', I wouldn't use apply in this situation.


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    Re: apply in or apply to

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    I think 'present this topic' is better than 'apply this topic', I wouldn't use apply in this situation.

    - present this topic to the English class
    - present this topic in the English class

    Which do you think is better?

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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    - present this topic to the English class
    - present this topic in the English class

    Which do you think is better?
    They are both fine.

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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think 'present this topic' is better than 'apply this topic', I wouldn't use apply in this situation.
    I'd say that "present this topic in an English class" is better and that "apply this topic to an English class" is better.
    I agree that they are both OK, but the choice depends on the intended meaning.


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    Re: apply in or apply to

    My question was not about "present" or "apply". In the context I'm using this sentence is better "apply", because I'm using a content of another subject and I don't present it, I just apply it in my class.
    My question was about in or to.

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    Re: apply in or apply to

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    My question was not about "present" or "apply". In the context I'm using this sentence is better "apply", because I'm using a content of another subject and I don't present it, I just apply it in my class.
    My question was about in or to.
    Then you should use "apply to", in my opinion, as I've suggested in my previous post.
    If you can apply the material to your English class, then it's alright to apply it in your English class. I would not apply it in a class unless it applied to the class.

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