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    #1

    Try to guess the meaning from the story.

    Read books in English. Dont look up every new word in your dictionary. Try to guess the meaning from the story.
    (from an English textbook)

    I
    d like to know if I can use in or according to to replace from in the sentence above.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Try to guess the meaning from the story.

    No. It means that you need to use clues (context) from the surrounding story to try to work out the meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Try to guess the meaning from the story.

    You can't use 'in' on its own to mean the same thing.

    You can say 'according to the way it's used in ...', but why bother when 'from' is perfect for the purpose?

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