V with n

Other related patterns

V with n to-inf

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with with and a to-infinitive. Most of the verbs with this pattern are reciprocal verbs and are dealt with in Chapter 6.
The non-reciprocal verbs with this pattern are concerned with asking someone to do something. The verb contract is also used to indicate that someone agrees to do something, as in the second example below.
If you prefer, you can contract with us to deliver your cargo in our airship, which will be much cheaper than any other means.
We contract with airlines to take their excess capacity and then retail it as efficiently and cheaply as we can.
I pleaded with her to stop but she wouldn't.
  • contract
  • plead
  • V with n that

    See Chapter 1, Section 10.

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