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    #1

    extra question,thank you for your reply

    There's a sentence in our textbook:
    There was almost no wind only the flames of our fire for company .



    Ok,I know " for company" is an idiom,but I suspect whether the following is right or not?



    There was almost no wind only the flames of our fire as company


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    There was almost no wind ── only the flames of our fire for company .

    Ok,I know " for company" is an idiom,but I suspect whether the following is right or not

    There was almost no wind ──only the flames of our fire as company

    Yes you can use both prepositions, but not interchangeably. It's a fine example of the nuances possible in English.

    Let's wait and see who wants to have a stab at it.

    Note: It is not an 'idiom' as such. Certain prepositions are used with certain words.

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