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It's perfectly grammatical to use two identical prepositions in a row. This will often happen when one of the prepositions has been stranded. This might be because the complement of the first preposition has become the subject of a passive clause: Four people had been booked in in August. Here the notional object of the first in is four people, which has ...


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I don't know where you see "reply my mail". I don't encounter that in America. Some dictionaries show reply as only an intransitive verb (one that does not take a direct object). Some mention a_transitive_ usage, but only with a "that" clause (She replied that she was going to come.) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/reply Those that include a transitive ...


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Being a native-English speaker, I would never say in the bus. However, the preposition on also sounds odd when we compare the meaning as it means something is in touch with the ground and open also (not always). The preposition in means we are surrounded. One interesting point is that in English we always use the preposition on with public transport, for ...


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I fear you shall find no absolute answer, for this is more a matter of common collocations than it is a matter of “correctness”. Both are in common use, and probably interchangeably: Your binary string needs to be encoded in ASCII hex before transmission. Oh crap, this file has been encoded in UTF-16, and with Windows line terminators, too! You should ...


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If you analyse it down to the minutest details, there is a difference in meaning. When you go somewhere and the purpose of your leaving is to partake in some activity, you can (with certain activities) choose to emphasise two aspects of your leaving: The activity that you intend to partake in The purpose or intention that you have when you leave When ...


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The last meaning (of 28!) that the OED gives unto "unto" is that of attributing the meaning of an adjective to a noun. The examples given include "dangerous unto England" and "cruel unto ... Troy." I think the simplest interpretation is nothing death-worthy unto him is done This leaves "is done" slightly ambiguous. It could mean that Jesus has done ...


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Here is some additional context for the quoted passage (from the Adam Clarke edition of the King James version of the Bible [1825]): 13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people : and behold, I, having examined him ...


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"In accordance with" is by far the most used. "In accordance to" is less popular, by a factor of hundreds ...



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