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This book deals with common errors.
This book deals in common errors.
A bookseller deals in books.
A bookseller deals with books.

To deaf with means to have to do with, to deal in means to buy and sell

To deal with also means to take action on a matter: The headmaster will deal with that question.

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The man was found in his office.
The man was in his office.

In English, the verb be found generally means be discovered: Diamonds are found in Africa and in India. Therefore, He was found in his office would suggest that the man had hidden himself in his office and was later discovered.

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Oliver cares about his brother's investments.
Oliver takes care of his brother's investments.

Care about means to like and be concerned about something or someone. Take care of means to look after someone or something: You should take care of your children, or do something to remedy a problem: I think I should take care of that broken pane of glass. Care for means to look after: I cared
for you when you were ill. Care for can also mean to be fond of someone or something: William really cares for geraniums, though this use is rather old-fashioned.

Avoid also such expressions as: (1) He doesn't care for my advice, (2) He doesn't care for his work, (3) He took no care of him, (4) No one cared for him during his illness. Say : (1) He pays no attention to my advice, (2) He takes no care over his work, (3) He took no notice of him, (4) No one took care of him during his illness.

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I want to lend a book from you
I want to borrow a book from you
Will you please borrow me a book?
Will you please lend me a book?

To borrow is to get something from someone, and to lend is to give something to someone.

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Don't interfere in my private business!
Don't interfere with my private business!
Paul is always interfering with the equipment.
Paul is always interfering in the equipment

Interfere in means to concern yourself with something which you shouldn't. Interfere with means to do some damage or be a nuisance to someone or something.

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