2010년 11월 22일 월요일

Dic: in (as a preposition to say while doing something)

■ [PREP] PREP -ing
You use in with a present participle to indicate that when you do something, something else happens as a result.

  • In working with others, you find out more about yourself.


■ while doing something or while something is happening, and as a result of this.
  • In all the confusion, it is quite possible that some people got tickets without paying.
  • In my excitement, I forgot all about the message.
─ in doing sth
  • In trying to protect the queen, Howard had put his own life in danger.


■ while doing sth; while sth is happening.
  • In attempting to save the child from drowning, she nearly lost her own life.
  • In all the commotion I forgot to tell him the news.

.... Cobuild, LDOCE, OALD
Dic. En. Prep. Participle.

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