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English definition of “in”

in

preposition (CAUSE)    /ɪn/
[+ -ing verb] used to show when doing one thing is the cause of another thing happening : In refus ing (= because she refused ) to work abroad , she missed an excellent job opportunity . The government banned tobacco advertising and, in doing so (= because of this), contributed greatly to the nation's health .Causing things to happen in that formal because: This research is important in that it confirms the link between aggression and alcohol .Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason Grammar:In, intoIn and into are prepositions.Grammar:In, into: position and directionWe use in to talk about where something is in relation to a larger area around it:Grammar:Into: enthusiasm, interestWe use be into to express enthusiasm or strong interest for something:Grammar:Change into, turn intoWe use into after verbs describing change:Grammar:In: phrasal verbsWe use in to make a number of phrasal verbs:
(Definition of in preposition (CAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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