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Please, help me find the appropriate prepositions in the following sentences.
1-This news will make him buck down/off a bit.
2- The sea is gaining to/? the land.
3- The emergency called __ the reserves which she possessed.
4- He was fiddling ___ with car engine.
No, sir. I read these unsolved sentences in a local book. Actually, I teach Literature in a college. Learning English grammar is a hobby for me.
I can tell you that "to" is incorrect in #2.
For info, #3 is rather strangely worded. I would have given either:
The emergency called ______ all the reserves she possessed.
The emergency called ______ all her reserves.
There are two potential answers.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.