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    "With" or "To" here?

    Hey everyone,

    I am currently translating a travel advisory for a travel company here and am a little uncertain about two points involving pickpockets.

    Would you say "with" or "to" here?:

    Be aware of people coming into close proximity _____________ you or displaying an excessive interest in you.

    My second question is a little tricky (my choices would be "from where", "from which" or simply "where"):

    Do not carry your purse or wallet in an obvious place such as a hip pocket __________________ they are easily lifted.

    And on that note, everybody, here's wishing you all a safe and pleasant summer vacation!

    Regards,
    Bill

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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    1. "with"

    ('be in close proximity to someone', and ¨'come into close proximity with someone').

    2. "where from"

    Check with others as well..


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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    Thanks, Bianca. I have been staring at these two sentences for too long now.

    Still wondering about the "where from" option though. It almost sounds too correct ... Seems a little close to the Danish "hvorfra" as well which I have endeavoured to steer clear of.

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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    I got your point. I don't know why I would choose 'where from', it sounds well to me, even though there must be other options as well.

    I have a sentence in mind:

    They ran into each other at...some college where from they both graduated years ago.


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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    To me it would be a toss-up between "at some college from which they graduated" or ...

    ... "at some college they graduated from", although ending a sentence in a preposition is a big faux pas!

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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill View Post
    To me it would be a toss-up between "at some college from which they graduated" or ...

    ... "at some college they graduated from", although ending a sentence in a preposition is a big faux pas!
    Ending a sentence with a preposition (in this case, "from") is perfectly fine, and "at some college they graduated from" is better than the awkward "at some college from which they graduated".

    ~R

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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill View Post
    although ending a sentence in a preposition is a big faux pas!
    In other words:

    Is ending a sentence with a preposition something up with which you will not put??
    Last edited by bianca; 23-Jul-2007 at 14:13.


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    Re: "With" or "To" here?

    Thanks - I suddenly feel much more secure about it!

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