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Rule "Collocation: fill of/with"

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Description: Collocation: fill of/with
Message: The usual preposition to use after "\1" is "with", not "\2". Did you mean \1 \2 \3 with?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Fill the page of numbers.
    Correction suggestion: Fill the page with
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The job filled every minute of her day.
  • Companies are seeking to fill a shortage of staff schooled in the traditional practices of trading physical metal.
  • Podunk filled the interior of the game with fumes from an aerosol can, while Donut manned the cigarette lighter.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: FILL_OF_WITH [168]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-22 22:33:07 +0200)