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Nothing (in) particular

Posted by Anwar on September 03, 2003

In Reply to: Nothing (in) particular posted by taked on September 03, 2003

I think "nothing particular" looks more natural in both these contexts. In my opinion "in particular" is used to mention some thing as a better example of a condition, situation, event etc.

: Hello. Let me ask you one question.

: Which sentence do you think is more natural?

: 1. Are you busy now?
: No, nothing particular. No, nothing in particular.

: 2. What do you do in your free timea?
: Nothing particular. Nothing in particular.

: Thanks in advance.