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    what is the difference between addicted in and addicted to?
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    No, one is always "addicted to" something.

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    Re: prepositions

    Unfortunately, by rephrasing your question after I had answered it, you have made my phrasing look peculiar.

    To answer your new question, the difference is that "addicted to" is correct and "addicted in" is not.

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    sorry, I didn't mean for your answer to look peculiar. However, after you had responded to the question I saw somewhere on the Net the statement that said ,"Addicted in Afganestan." which made me rephrase my question.
    Thanks.

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    Re: prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    Sorry, I didn't mean for your answer to look peculiar. However, after you had responded to the question I saw somewhere on the net the statement that said, "Addicted in Afganestan Afghanistan" which made me rephrase my question.
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    There is nothing wrong with "Addicted in Afghanistan" but it is not a sentence. It might be a newspaper headline or the caption under a photograph. It will be a shortened version of something else. For example, if it is a photograph of a drug addict in that country, then the headline would be a version of "This man is addicted to drugs and is in Afghanistan". As you can imagine, that is too long to put under a photo so the relevant terms are taken out and used alone. The relevant words are "Addicted" and "in Afghanistan". That actually tells you everything you need to know.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    sorry, I didn't mean for your answer to look peculiar. However, after you had responded to the question I saw somewhere on the Net the statement that said ,"Addicted in Afganestan." which made me rephrase my question.
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    So, you found "Addicted in Afghanistan", and you changed your post, and you didn't think it might be useful to add the context?
    And you're a native English speaker? How strange!

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    Addicted in Afghanistan is a film about people who are addicted to heroin in Afghanistan- in just refers to their location.


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