blend in is listed as a derived form but how is this different from the verb sense of blend + the preposition in? RJFJR 17:39, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

blend in can be "blend" + preposition, or it can be a particle verb. The former in: The ingredients blend in the pot. The latter in: We should blend in the nuts. Since I'm not a native speaker of English, I don't know if my examples are perfect, but I hope the difference becomes clear. Kolmiel (talk) 19:47, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
They are clear, but I'm not sure native English speakers will always catch the difference, a difference which is more easy to catch, say, in a language like German :) Leasnam (talk) 20:00, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
That's probably true :) It's also why I sometimes dare to answer questions about English... Kolmiel (talk) 22:28, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
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