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onsen
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:03:58 AM
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Hello,

As evening draws near, cool winds begin to blow.
So, it’s cool _?_ the wind.

What are the prepositions appropriate in the blank space?
(self-made question)

My tries:
because of
for
with


Thank you.
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:19:26 AM

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onsen wrote:
Hello,

As evening draws near, cool winds begin to blow.
So, it’s cool _?_ the wind.

What are the prepositions appropriate in the blank space?
(self-made question)

My tries:
because of
for
with


Thank you.

For your sentence, "because of" would work the best.
tautophile
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:29:46 PM
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I'm a meteorologist (retired) by trade. As a matter of fact, in most cases, when the sun is setting and evening draws on, winds--breezes--generally decrease, especially in summer; and the air, no longer heated by the sun, becomes cooler, reaching its coolest temperature a little before sunrise the next morning.

Of your three choices ("because of", "for", and "with"), "because of" is the best, but it's not the word I would use. I would prefer "It's cool in the wind". But to be accurate, I would probably express the thought as follows: "As the sun sets and evening draws on, the breezes become cooler as they die away."
The One And Only Emily
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:35:06 PM

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I think the best would be 'because of', because it makes the most sense to me.
Audiendus
Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:08:58 PM
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The only one that definitely doesn't work is 'for'.
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