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First a caveat: you cannot always reliably test what function a certain word or phrase has by replacing it with some other word or phrase. However, normal adverbs serve the same function as many prepositional phrases do, so what you said about how it can replace in Paris supports treating there as an adverb. A preposition occurs before a nominal phrase, ...


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The relevant sense of confuse (verb) is #5 in OED: To mix up in the mind, to fail to distinguish, erroneously regard as identical, mistake one for another; = CONFOUND v. 7. The one example given with preposition uses with: 1862 J. Ruskin Munera Pulveris (1880) 29 We in reality confuse wealth with money. Note that the definition itself ...


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As is well-recognised by linguists, dictionaries are not a good place to start when trying to establish parts of speech. A good reference grammar is. Of the three great grammars of the English language from the last hundred years, the most recent and up-to-date is The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Huddleston and Pullum, 2002. It says the ...


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An obstacle in developing implies that the development is in progress. At least one part of the development is halted due to an obstacle. An obstacle to developing suggests that development as a whole cannot commence because of an obstacle.


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In search of true love is grammatically correct.


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What is being described is that "directives" are being matched against "elements". That is, each directive is relevant to none, one or more of the available elements, and it's applied to those elements as required. The closest dictionary definition of against is Cambridge's touching, although it's hardly ideal: next to and touching or being supported by ...


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HTML is a syntactic language for defining webpages. While it can be leveraged to apply styling and scripted instructions to its objects, it is best utilised in defining the structural elements of a document, and hooking associated CSS stylesheets and JavaScript handlers and methods to these elements from separate files. These three languages together ...


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This is almost more a web applications question than an English one, but since the word match here has a more general utility in other areas than web applications, I'll attempt a general answer. If you want something more detailed about HTML or HTML5, I suggest posting followups to webapps.stackexchange.com. "DOM" is an acronym for "Document Object Model", ...


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Confusingly, if you say "A and B are administered sequentially" It DOES NOT necessarily mean A THEN B. It just means the listed items in that set are sequential, not concurrent. You should say "A and B are administered sequentially, with A before B." The other is "A and B are administered concurrently." (It's very surprising you don't know this if in ...


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The construction for your fourth example would be the same as your third: on DATE at TIME While most people would understand it without the AT, it is strictly correct to include it.


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You would always use both. Let's do something at TIME on DATE You could abbreviate the "at" out in some circumstances but only when facilitated by grammar and cadence... And even then, it's still implied: Shall we meet on DATE... around TIME?



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