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    i am looking for the appropriate preposition that once we add we give a meaning to the sentence "to be consumed (prep) a vacuum.
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    Re: the right preposition

    i am looking for the appropriate preposition that once we add we give a meaning to the sentence "to be consumed (prep) a vacuum.
    I am looking for the appropriate preposition, that once added, would give meaning to "to be consumed (prep) a vacuum".

    I would suggest 'by', if you want to suggest the vacuum is doing the consuming (although this is illogical, nothing can do nothing). You would use 'in' if you wanted to offer instruction as to the circumstances under which the subject is to be consumed.

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    Re: the right preposition

    I would use "by" or "in"; "by" if it is the vacuum that consumes the thing, as in "The poor mouse was consumed by the vacuum" or "in" if you mean the vacuum is simply where the consuming was done, as in "The evil alien consumed the astronaut in the vacuum."

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