LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||18/JUN/2012 9:53 PM|
|Assunto:||The usage of the verb substitute|
Breno, you have made an interesting observation. I agree with you 100%. Below is yet another observation about what happens with "for" is replaced by "with".
To my understanding, the meaning of the verb changes depending on whether it
"Substitute A for B" means to remove B and replace it with A.
"Substitute A with B" means to remove A and replace it with B.
I've run into a use of language in the last week that I guess I have never
A student asked me if I could use language other than "substitute A for B,"
I think "substitute B with A" means "replace B with A," but I'm not sure.
Has anyone else run into this? If so, what do you do?
Indiana University Northwest
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