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    is closely associeted

    Can we somehow substitute the part in bold in the sentence below with "I", "me", "for me", "to me" "to myself" and the like so that the sentence remained natural?

    He is closely associated in the public mind with horror movies.


    Or can we say
    He is closely associated in my mind with horror movies.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: is closely associeted

    I don't think I understand what your real question is, but the easy answer to this question is no. We cannot substitute the phrases in bold (which are prepositional phrases to do with 'place') with the phrases you give.

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    Re: is closely associeted

    I meant "how can I change this phrase to a similar one, but with the first person singular?"

    And what about the second sentence I wrote? He is closely associated in my mind with horror movies. ls it also unnatural?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 15-Jan-2015 at 22:22.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: is closely associeted

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post

    And what about the second sentence I wrote? He is closely associated in my mind with horror movies. ls it also unnatural?
    No — that's OK.

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    Re: is closely associeted

    I would find "In my mind, he is associated with horror films" more natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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