I’m very confused when I read the sentence below
The steam pipes rattled suddenly, and Franklin jumped with fright.
The birds smashed into the top of their cages in fright.
So please kindly tell me what is the difference between “in” and "with" in the phases, can they be replaced by each other? Thanks
I don’t think there is a big difference in der both versions. To me, “in fright” has a stronger degree than "with fright’ but this is the my personal opinion.
However, it’s also my opinion that “kindly” should not be used instead of “please”.
In fright is more poetic than with fright.
The following is better.
The steam pipes rattled suddenly, and Franklin jumped in fear.
In fear will also work in the second sentence, but not as well as in the first sentence. Either way is slightly awkward. Other structures might be better.
The frightened birds smashed into the top of their cages.
The birds were so frightened they smashed into the top of their cages.