Grammar Patterns

N with n

N with n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of with and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N with -ing.
 Nounwithnoun group/-ing clause
 helpwithfinding employment
theirdissatisfactionwiththe leadership
his successfulpartnershipwithColin Montgomerie
thewarwithAmerica
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'disgust' and 'obsession' groupThe 'popularity' groupThe 'similarity' groupThe 'comparison' groupThe 'relationship' groupThe 'merger' groupThe 'split' groupThe 'fight' groupThe 'reconciliation' groupThe 'agreement' groupThe 'meeting' groupThe 'conversation' groupThe 'involvement' groupThe 'collaboration' groupThe 'help' groupThe 'familiarity' groupThe 'skill' groupThe 'trouble' groupNouns with other meaningsProductive usesOther related patterns

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