Comfortable "with" or "in"?


Hi, I recently said something like, "He should be comfortable enough in his masculinity to wear pink". OOPS!! Did I make a major grammatical error???

Should I have said, "He should be comfortable enough WITH his masculinity instead"???

Please Help!

Thank You.

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Grammatically, you have all the correct types of words in the correct order. The sentence is grammatically correct. The question is actually which preposition makes the most sense. I would use "comfortable with" when talking about a feeling or something you can touch. I would use "comfortable in" for an object a person can physically be in - in those shoes, in a chair.

link comment answered Mar 03 '14 at 15:00 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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