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Hi

I read an article "The house was in chaos", should not it be "on chaos"?

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abrilsp said:
I read an article "The house was in chaos", should not it be "on chaos"?

"in chaos" is short for "in a state of chaos". ;-) ;-)
 

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Many states use 'in' as a preposition- in a mess, etc. ;-)
 
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tdol said:
Many states use 'in' as a preposition- in a mess, etc. ;-)



In AE - at least "my AE" - I would not use "in" with "a mess". I would just say "a mess".

The house is a mess.


With other states, I would use "in". - "in shock" - "in a state of confusion" - "in good health"





:shock:
 

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It's in a right two and eight. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
It's in a right two and eight. ;-)

Is that another way to say "in a mess"?

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