Is the usage of in in the following sentence wrong?

The mission in his life is to improve the lot of the economically deprived and the socially oppressed.

I think it is correct. But according to my book it should be of.

Although of is correct but in is not incorrect.


Either way it isn't idiomatic. We usually say,

A: His mission in life is to . . .


B: His life's mission is to . . .

And if we are using A, we often preface it with He sees, and add as:

He sees his mission in life AS to . . .


As His life's mission is, logically, the same as The mission of his life, I suppose your book is correct, even though it's unidiomatic.

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