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    usage of preposition

    Would you correct me or confirm me about the right use of preposition in the following ?

    - My pants are about to burst out with the sharply gained weight of my thighs.


    I intended to mean "due to" "because of" when i used the underlined "with" in the sentence. is it right or not? if not, please correct it.

    Thank you.

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    Re: usage of preposition

    The preposition does have that meaning, but the sentence is unnatural to me. You burst out of clothes, but the clothes burst, and sharply gained weight doesn't collocate for me. I'd say something like 'I've put on so much weight around my thighs that my pants are about to burst'.

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