Following is excerpted from the book "The Language of Food" by Dan Jurafsky(page 7).
Status used to be expressed a different way.
I am getting confused with this sentence.
As far as know, an object(a different way) can not follow a passive form expression(to be expressed). Meaningwise, "a different way" supposed to be "in a different way," a prepositional phrase.
So, "in" is omitted in this sentence? If so, is it because of the reason the previous post explained?(Link: Can the preposition “in” be omitted , in sentence, “you expect to rule the city the way you rule other city.”)