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    preposition

    Hi.

    He was laughed at playing in bare feet.

    I found this sentence in a grammar book. Can anyone explain to me why we use ' in ' here?

    cheers
    dean

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    #2

    Re: preposition

    It contrasts with 'in football boots'. I can see why it doesn't seem logical. You could also say 'with'.

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by dean1
    Hi.

    He was laughed at playing in bare feet.

    I found this sentence in a grammar book. Can anyone explain to me why we use ' in ' here?

    cheers
    dean
    For me, it refers to the state/condition that the person is "in" at a given moment.


    In which state did he turn up?

    In bare feet.


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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It contrasts with 'in football boots'. I can see why it doesn't seem logical. You could also say 'with'.
    Tdol, why u said the sentence contrasts with 'in football boots'? And why u think 'with' works here? is there any rules/ ways to tell how to use a preposition properly?

    confusing
    dean

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