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I'm the one studying English now.

My girlfriend and I like to watch a movies, however, I like to watch action movies while she like to watch romantic movies. So we often have conflicting opinions on choosing movies. And so I might say, "I give in to her frequently".

I'm not sure whether this is right or not, what is the better expression. Could you help?

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That just sounds too sexual. I'd avoid such sentence anytime. – Rok Kralj Feb 18 '14 at 17:48
@RokKralj I'm having trouble reading the sentence that way. – snailplane Feb 18 '14 at 17:58

I often give in to her.

is indeed a correct sentence, although you might want to consider:

I often defer to her.

They both mean that you are letting the other person have their way. However, give in might be construed as weakness, or as a way to end a protracted argument, whereas defer might be interpreted more as being polite and gentlemanly.

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So in the context of marriage or relationships, I think, "I give in to my wife/girlfriend" is the correct phrasing. :-) – Jay Feb 18 '14 at 19:26

This I remember very well. I had searched Internet for one of my favorite songs of MJ, Give In to Me.


Give in - to finally agree to what someone wants, after refusing for a period of time.

The example there-

The government cannot be seen to give in to terrorists' demands.

Do I need to paint you a picture?

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