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    preposition

    He is avaricious to a proverb. Could you explain why this sentence use preposition "to" to connect? (I am not the native speaker so sometime the preposition is the challenge to me)

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    He is avaricious to a proverb. Could you explain why this sentence use preposition "to" to connect? (I am not the native speaker so sometime the preposition is the challenge to me)
    That doesn't make any sense to me. "Avaricious" means greedy for wealth, so "avaricious to" doesn't seem right, nor does using the word proverb with it.


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    Re: preposition

    ?? I look it on dictionary ??

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    ?? I look it on dictionary ??
    You found the entire sentence that you quoted in a dictionary?!


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    Re: preposition

    yes, ? ?

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    yes, ? ?
    Which word were you looking up, and which dictionary were you using?

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    Re: preposition

    It seems to be used in some Russian - English dictionaries with the intended meaning of "his stinginess is proverbial" (or something like this), as much as I could figure it out.

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