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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.
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 withmine.
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           
to be blessed with—to be lucky to have
He is blessed with good health and good looks.   
    5. With can describe a manner of behavior.       
    Pattern 1: verb + with + noun
Please handle the piano with care.
They accepted the proposal with enthusiasm.        
    Typical nouns used after with:
anger, care, compassion, courage, delight, discretion, disdain, distress, enthusiasm, fear, feeling, glee, grace, gratitude, happiness, hatred, humility, indifference, kindness,joy, love, optimism, pleasure, pride, regard, sadness, shame, skill, sympathy, tenderness, thanks, understanding                                                                        
    Pattern 2: verb + noun + with + noun
She greeted us with a big smile.
He always starts work with a grumble.          
    Typical nouns used after with:
air, cry, expression, frown, greeting, grumble, grunt,handshake, hug, kiss, look, promise, question, shudder, sigh, smile, smirk, thank you, word                                                                                                
    Pattern 3: be + adjective + with + noun (thing)
Please be careful with the piano.
I hope he is successful with the mission.                    
    Typical adjectives:
awkward, careful, clumsy,creative, dexterous, quick, skillful, slow, successful, talented, unsuccessful                     
    Pattern 4: be + adjective + with + noun (person)
She is very patient with me.
He hasn't been sympathetic with her problems.              
    Typical adjectives:
awkward, belligerent, curt, flexible, forthcoming, frank, friendly, generous, helpful, honest, impatient, open, patient, stiff,sympathetic, truthful                                                                                                              
6. With can describe someone's feelings about something.      
    Pattern: be + adjective + with + noun
The child was bored with her toys.
They are very happy with their new home.         
    Typical adjectives used with this pattern:
bored, comfortable,content, delighted, disappointed, frustrated, happy, impressed, pleased, satisfied, thrilled, uncomfortable, unhappy, upset                                                                                              
to be in love with—to have a romantic feeling toward
He is (madly) in love with her.                                                 
7. With can indicate a...
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