Grammar Patterns

V n with n

II.18 The 'replace' group

These verbs are concerned with exchanging one person or thing for another.
Red meat can be interchanged with cheese, eggs, and pulses as a source of protein.
They now seem to be setting out to replace the people with robots.
The replica was switched with the original.
In the case of interchange and replace, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
His balance was good enough to eliminate the usual exercise programme and replace it with walking up and down hill.
  • interchange
  • replace
  • switch
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