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  1. nyota's Avatar
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    speaking (in) Spanish

    1. Neither of my parents speaks English. = knows and uses it habitually
    2. The guide speaks English, German, and Spanish but he'll be speaking in Spanish this afternoon because most of the visitors are from Spain. = use the language to communicate on a particular occasion

    I've taken it from Longman's Dictionary of Common Errors. Is it a strict rule in 2 or could I omit the preposition and still sound right?

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    Re: speaking (in) Spanish

    It's fine without the preposition, in my opinion.

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