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    Gaining (in) confidence?

    Why Does the sentence accept a preposition ''in''? ''She gained in confidence over the last couple of years.''. Wouldn't it be ''gained confidence''?

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    Re: Gaining (in) confidence?

    Both versions are acceptable.

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