[Grammar] when I’m at home and surrounded by disturbances like babies crying and neighbors

Sarah-Betty

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What leaves the most profound impression on me is the complete silence in/of the café, as the owner fortunately is not interested in music, so there is even no background music of any kind. This increases my concentration while reading, and I can finish my work there with greater productivity, compared to when I’m at home and surrounded by disturbances like babies crying and neighbors arguing.
It was written by a non-native teacher.

1) Is both preposition "in/of" OK?

2) Is the use of "even" correct?

3) I can't understand the use of "crying" and "arguing". Does they have the following meaning?

by disturbances like babies who are crying and neighbors who are arguing.


Thanks so much in advance.
 
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1. You can use either 'in' or 'of'.
2. I'd use the construction, "there's not even any background music." It's more natural than "even no".
3. Yes
 

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1. in
2. "even" is optional
3. "Crying" and "arguing" are gerunds (disturbance refers to the actions). It would not be the same if you add "who are"(disturbance refers to the people).
 

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What leaves the most profound impression on me is the complete silence of the cafe,...

Is the phrase "leave impression on somebody" equal in meaning with "make/give impression on someone"?
 

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It's similar enough to "made an impression on me". You can't say "It gave an impression on me". You can say, "It gave me the impression of/that....]."
But impressions tend to wear off. The original ("leave/left") suggests that the impression is still there.
 
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