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    #1

    stock up on vs with

    "I usually stock up on alcohol in the duty-free shop when going on vacation."


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    "I usually stock up with alcohol in the duty-free shop when going on vacation."

    Which preposition does "stock up" take "on" or "with''?
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    #2

    Re: stock up on vs with

    I would say "stock up on."

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    #3

    Re: stock up on vs with

    I would say "stock up with".

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    #4

    Re: stock up on vs with

    I'd say "stock up on."

    If you are getting the liquor to enjoy on your vacation, then the way you have it is fine.

    If you visit the duty-free shop while you are on your vacation, then "while on vacation" is better.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: stock up on vs with

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'd say "stock up on."

    If you are getting the liquor to enjoy on your vacation, then the way you have it is fine.

    If you visit the duty-free shop while you are on your vacation, then "while on vacation" is better.
    Thanks a bunch for clarification on this subtle difference! I might have got into trouble.

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    #6

    Re: stock up on vs with

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Thanks a bunch for clarification on this subtle difference! I might have got into trouble.
    So clumsy with spelling!

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    #7

    Re: stock up on vs with

    You can use either.

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    #8

    Re: stock up on vs with

    Both are possible, but I would say that 'on' is more commonly used.

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