I searched for an answer at this site, but didn't find it. Is it correct to write "He takes part in a project"? Is "takes part in" correct in the aforementioned sentence? Or should other preposition be used instead of "in"? The meaning of the sentence is that someone works on a project, i.e. he is a member of the project's team.

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Yes, take part in is proper. The right preposition to use with an idiom such as take part is often somewhat arbitrary and determined by convention rather than by strict adherence to the definition or "rules" of the preposition. Take part may be derived from or otherwise related to partake or participate. Both words take in as a preposition, which may have led to take part in.

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