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Collocations with in Posted by on Dec 28, 2009 in Avançado

The preposition in has many collocates, that is, many word combinations. Let’s learn and review some of them.

in advance (antecipadamente)
in all likelihood (certamente)
in answer to (em resposta a)
in any case (de qualquer forma)
in charge of (responsável por)
in collaboration with (em colaboração com)
in comfort (com conforto)
in comparison with (em comparação com)
in decline (em baixa)
in demand (muito solicitado)
in dispute (em disputa)
in distress (em apuros)
in earnest (honestamente)
in good condition (em boas condições)
in harmony (harmoniosamente)
in high spirits (de bom humor)
in jeopardy (em perigo)
in one way or another (de uma forma ou outra)
in practice (na prática)
in recognition of (em reconhecimento a)
in response to (em resposta a)
in short (em suma, resumindo)
in the balance (na balança, sendo considerado)
in the early stages (no início do processo)
in the end (no final)
in theory (em teoria)
in time (em tempo)
in trouble (com problemas, encrencado)
in turn (por sua vez)

There are also some verbs and adjectives that are followed by in.

be absorbed in a book, your work (estar muito envolvido com um livro, seu trabalho)
be disappointed in someone (estar decepcionado com alguém)
be engrossed in something (estar muito ocupado com algo)
confide in someone (confidenciar algo a alguém)
implicate someone in something (envolver alguém em algo)
involve someone in something (envolver alguém em algo)
result in something (resultar em algo)
specialize in something (especializar-se em algo)
succeed in doing something (conseguir fazer algo)

Take care and see you next time!

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English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


  1. magda:

    Wow! Many words. I will have to study so much! lol…..