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    6. in

    1.It is hard in you to probe me with that remark.Please explain "in".
    2....on his way to New York to an exhibit of the entries...Is the phrase correct?
    thanks!


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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    1.It is hard in you to probe me with that remark.Please explain "in".
    I haven't heard this before. Where are you getting these sentences?
    You could possibly say "It was hard of you ...", as in "It was unkind of you/ insensitive of you /impolite of you ..."

    2....on his way to New York to an exhibit of the entries...Is the phrase correct?
    thanks!
    Yes.
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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
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    The example is taken from a novel of The Return of the Native byThomas Hardy ,which is in a college teaching book.

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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    The example is taken from a novel of The Return of the Native byThomas Hardy ,which is in a college teaching book.
    That novel was written 1878.
    These days, we'd say it differently, unless this is still a regional colloquialism in Dorset. In any case, it means what I said.

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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    The example is taken from a novel of The Return of the Native byThomas Hardy ,which is in a college teaching book.
    Thomas Hardy was one of the greatest geniuses of the English language. His use of phrases frequently broke traditional rules of grammar. I rejoice in the English of Thomas Hardy but I, belonging as I do to the realm of mere mortals, would use more common forms of speech.

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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
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    2.say something about2.
    If it is right, we can say :"I am on the way to China to a factory. " Is it good English?Thanks!

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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    2.say something about2.
    If it is right, we can say :"I am on the way to China to a factory. " Is it good English?Thanks!
    Re-read my post #2, in which I indicated that this was correct.

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    Re: 6. in

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Re-read my post #2, in which I indicated that this was correct.
    Thank Raymott for your 2 replies.

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