prepositions - with

Prepositions - With

1. With means in the company of.

Pattern 1: verb + with + noun
She is with her sister.
I danced with him.

Typical verbs used before with:
be, chat, converse, dance, drink, eat, go, leave, live, play, stay, study, talk, travel, walk, work

Pattern 2: verb + noun + with + noun
She spent the weekend with us.

Typical verbs used with this pattern:
dance, drink, eat, leave, play, spend, study

Expressions:
to be tied up with—to be occupied with at the moment
He can't come to the phone; he is tied up with a client.
to be in a discussion with—to be talking seriously to
The boss is in a discussion with the manager right now.

2. With means in the same place as.

Pattern 1: be + with + noun
My hat is with my scarf.

Pattern 2: verb + noun + with + noun
Put your coat with mine.
She left her children with the babysitter.

Typical verbs:
keep, leave, put, store

3. With can mean added together.

Pattern: noun + with + noun
She always drinks her coffee with sugar.
The hotel with meals will cost 200 dollars a day.

4. With can describe something by indicating what it has.

Pattern 1: noun + with + noun
Did you see a woman with a baby a few minutes ago?
I have an article with pictures for my presentation.

Pattern 2: be + past participle + with + noun
You will be provided with two sets of keys.

Past participles used with this pattern:
caught, discovered, found, furnished, provided, seen
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