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    He suddenly saw Sue ... across the room.

    He suddenly saw Sue...the room. He pushed his way...the crowd of people to get to her.
    A.across....through
    B. Over...through
    C. Across... Across
    D.over...along
    Who can explain this question in detail for me please?!!
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    Re: He suddenly saw Sue ... across the room.

    A. is correct.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: He suddenly saw Sue ... across the room.

    Quote Originally Posted by FuUrinss View Post

    Who can explain this question in detail for me please?
    Hello FuUrinss, and welcome to the forum.
    The use of prepositions in English is often idiomatic. You just need to take note of what is natural and what is not.

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    Re: He suddenly saw Sue ... across the room.

    I'm not sure what needs to be explained. Are you asking about across the room? (I assume you know the meaning of through.)

    across the room means on the other side of the room
    across the road means on the other side of the road
    across the sea means on the other side of the sea

    I disagree that use of prepositions is often idiomatic, although it's certainly true in some cases.

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