Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Feb 2009
    • Posts: 101
    #1

    is "in" needed in this case?

    Are you looking for something in particular?
    In this case, is it permissible to say without the "in" like, 'Are you looking for something particular?' Or how about 'Are you looking for anything particular?'
    Thank you.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Oriya
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 2,121
    #2

    Exclamation Re: is "in" needed in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Are you looking for something in particular?
    In this case, is it permissible to say without the "in" like, 'Are you looking for something particular?' Or how about 'Are you looking for anything particular?'
    Thank you.
    If you use the word particular, yes. "in particular" is an idiom meanig:Particularly; especially. You can say:
    'Are you looking for anything special?

Similar Threads

  1. in the case of...
    By kseko in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2008, 21:23
  2. case assigners for NP
    By learning3nglish in forum Text Analysis and Statistics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-Jun-2008, 21:37
  3. Is the preposition 'to' needed in this case?
    By Tvita in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2008, 10:13
  4. in case
    By hela in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Mar-2007, 08:45
  5. the odd 'in any case'
    By peteryoung in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2005, 08:52

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •