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    #1

    "interfere in something" and "interfere with something"

    Hi! I have seen this.
    I don't think the supervisor has the right to interfere ________ our private affairs.


    a. of
    b. with
    c. in
    d. at
    I choose
    c. in, but I am not sure of it because there are two structures "interfere in something" and "interfere with something". Help please.

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    Re: "interfere in something" and "interfere with something"

    I agree that 'in' is the best answer in this context.

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    Re: "interfere in something" and "interfere with something"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I agree that 'in' is the best answer in this context.
    Could you please explain what is the difference between "interfere in something" and "interfere with something", Rover?

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    Re: "interfere in something" and "interfere with something"

    Check out this earlier answer which I found in the Similar Threads below (click on the underlined link).

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