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    The usage of "in,on,at" in these sentence

    Hi teachers and other friends

    1.
    Could I say:
    I didn't know the usage of afford in the meaning of providing sth.
    Is the preposition "in" in this sentence right?

    2.
    In dictionary, I find another sentence with "in" in it:
    Please accept my gift in appreciation of what you have done to me.
    In this case, can I change "in" into "with"?


    3.
    I wrote another sentence:
    The hotel may not allow me to live in on the price you stated on your website.
    The hotel may not allow me to live in at the cost you stated on your website.
    Am I right and which one is better?

    Could you please kindly help me? Just tell me right or wrong is Ok. Thanks for your help!
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    Re: The usage of "in,on,at" in these sentence

    Is there something wrong in my questions?

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    Re: The usage of "in,on,at" in these sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by mz31098 View Post
    Hi teachers and other friends

    1.
    Could I say:
    I didn't know the usage of afford in the meaning of providing sth.
    Is the preposition "in" in this sentence right?

    2.
    In dictionary, I find another sentence with "in" in it:
    Please accept my gift in appreciation of what you have done to me.
    In this case, can I change "in" into "with"?


    3.
    I wrote another sentence:
    The hotel may not allow me to live in on the price you stated on your website.
    The hotel may not allow me to live in at the cost you stated on your website.
    Am I right and which one is better?

    Could you please kindly help me? Just tell me right or wrong is Ok. Thanks for your help!

    Not a teacher.

    1. Yes.

    2. No.

    3. Regarding language, the hotel is allows you to "stay." You "stay" in a hotel.

    That said, "price" is the better word. The "price" is what you, the buyer, the customer pay. The market sets the price. If there are many hotels and few customers, the price goes down. If there are many customers and few hotels, the price goes up. That is basic market economics.


    "Cost" is what the actual expense of your stay in the hotel is to the hotel providing you a room, water, heat, breakfast, etc.

    If the "price" is more than the "cost" the hotel will make a profit and continue to exist. If the "cost" is more than the "price," the hotel will fail as a business.

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