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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    Benefits of Bananas

    Attract butterflies and birds

    Bring more butterflies and various bird species to your backyard by putting out overripe bananas (as well as other fruits such as mangos, oranges, and papayas) on a raised platform. Punch a few holes in the bananas to make the fruit more accessible to the butterflies.

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