Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    keannu's Avatar
    keannu is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    6,238

    with that of your arm => to that o your arm

    Doesn't "to that" go better with "incorporate" instead of "incorporate A with B"?

    gu76)When you use a tool, your brain thinks of it as an actual extension of your body. For example, one experiment demonstrated that after performing tasks with a long mechnical grabber, people behaved as if their arm were longer.,,When you brushed your teeth this morning, you didn't have to look at your mouth or your arm because your brain has fully incorporated the idea of the toothbruth with that of your arm...

  2. #2
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    5,855

    Re: with that of your arm => to that o your arm

    To does not work and with is not very good either. The best preposition here is into. Incorporate comes from the Latin corpus, corpore meaning body. It means to merge something into something else.

    The example you gave is one of the most literal I can think of. Your toothbrush became part of your arm.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •