Prepositions after "mutter"

"mutter to" or "mutter about"?

Word Frequency
In Top 1000 words

    In 51% of cases mutter to is used
    muttering to yourself if having a job is really all that worth it.
    They had just got back from Kings cross-station and uncle Vernon was still muttering to himself.
    He's a version of the guy that everyone knows who's wandering around the town, muttering to himself.
    I take no notice at first, but then I hear you muttering to yourself, something about your wife cheating on you with your boss.
    She opened and closed her mouth repeatedly in that goldfish-like way that always seemed to us like she was muttering to herself.
    He rose, muttering to himself, turned from the chamber, then, stopping half-way, gazed wistfully on Ione, and extended his arms.
    Clustering systems has traditionally been a special magic power reserved for those who type arcane things into a command line and mutter to themselves a lot.

    In 19% of cases mutter about is used
    Paul quailed under the look the Head gave him, and started to mutter about it being nothing.
    You've seemingly taken a drink that has caused your amnesia, you mutter about terrible things, your own name and mostly about killing a guy.
    It wasn't their family that was catatonic, their husband who went round with his head up his arse, muttering about fallen angels and the end of days.

    In 12% of cases mutter in is used
    Wild Card Race If you're a New York Yankees fan, then you're muttering in disbelief at their abysmal collapse.

    In 2% of cases mutter among is used
    And Democrats already are muttering among themselves that this is not the time for tax reduction.

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy