Sentence that needs correction:

"Many believe that goats are not very discriminating in nourishment, but although they may eat many types of plants, they do not actually eat tin cans."

What's wrong with in?

How should the sentence be corrected?

  • What reasoning leads you to believe that in is incorrect? – Esoteric Screen Name Aug 15 '14 at 4:01
  • I won't say its wrong, but it would be more natural to use regarding their or in their in place of in. Maybe its because a pronoun is needed for nourishment. – user3169 Aug 15 '14 at 4:36

There are several meanings of the word in, one of which is concerning or regarding. So there is nothing wrong with "in". However, the phrase "in regard to their" will give a clear expression.

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