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Finer things

Posted by Henry on February 09, 2004

In Reply to: Finer things posted by R. Berg on February 09, 2004

: : : Hi, could you tell me if the correct way of saying the following.

: : : "enjoy the finer things of life"
: : : or
: : : "enjoy the finer things in life"

: : : Please return my email and let me know.

: : : thanks

: : 'Of' life is the one I would use, although the 'in' version is OK. Perhaps this a regional preference?

: I've always heard "the finer things in life." I'm in the U.S.

The best days of your life.
The best things in life are free.
These two phrases are constant, but I can't explain the different preposition.
The phrase 'the finer things' seems to offer a choice of either 'of' or 'in'. Is there a difference? I think 'in' is the everyday usage; 'of' has a slightly more elegant sense to it.