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If you do something to music, it means that you do it with music in the background. It often also implies that you do this thing according to the timing of the music. People normally: dance to music walk to music march to music tap their feet to music Synchronised swimmers swim to music. Usually, it implies that the person is doing this thing ...


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The phrase crying to George Jones albums means crying [while listening] to George Jones albums Whether the phrase is supposed to be taken literally is a question of interpretation. The implication of the phrase is that the person is a romantic, emotionally moved by tales of love and love lost.


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That is alright as far as it goes. But in different contexts tie can take to, with, by, in, from, up and I have no doubt others. The rope was tied to posts to form a boundary. The parcel was tied with strong string. The prisoners were tied by their wrists. The participants in the three-legged race were tied in pairs The equipment was tied from the ...


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Either are quite understandable, and even grammatical. Idiomatically one would usually say I shall go by bus (the indefinite article is out of place in this context). In some situations if you wanted to stress that you were going by bus, as opposed to walking or some other transport mode, it might be appropriate to say I shall go on a bus (indef. article ...


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If you're pairing the preposition with direction, you would most definitely use from. If your intention is to use the preposition with opposite, you could indeed use to or from, but would still be better off using the latter. . . . the direction opposite to the church. . . . the opposite direction from the church. One more thing: . . . the ...


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'Quiet' in this sense means 'unobtrusive' or 'inconspicuous'. It's a sophistication that is understated...it does not call attention to itself. You may have met persons who display urbanity, knowledge, humor and an easy-going manner and do it effortlessly without any air of superiority or snobbishness. These people are rare, indeed. But they exist. It all ...


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"With" would work better to here in order to avoid the repetition of "by." "All of the old school buses have been replaced by the mayor by new ones" sounds unnecessarily clunky because of that repetition.


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I think the trouble you're having here is with the idiom "the last word in," which means something along the lines of "the epitome of" or "the authority on." I would understand your phrase to mean that "it" embodies subtle sophistication in the opinion of the speaker. Hope that helps!


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It means that you are just considering the object narrowly, without including consideration of its connections with other things or regarding it in context. If you starting taking context and relations to other things into account, then the statement that was qualified by in and of itself might no longer be true (without that qualification). IOW, it means ...


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The choice of preposition is largely dependent on your said mathematical "things": The function f attains its maximum value at the point x=0. The function f attains its maximum value on the interval [0,1]. The function f attains its maximum value in the subset M. Alternatively, one may write x=0 is the point at which the maximum value of the function f ...



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