Should 'meet/met' succed with 'with' in a sentence?
Ex: I am planning to meet (with) this person. Should there be with in this sentence?
Also, people always say "I met with an accident", is 'with' neccessary here? Please clarify the usage of 'with' in such sentences.
Re: Meet with/meet
Some teachers are strongly opposed to 'meet with <someone>'; some are strongly defensive of it. In Br English the "with" is often unnecessary (as is a second C in that word ); some British teachers would make that "always" rather than "often", though many speakers would find it acceptable (especially in cases where there are several meetings - 'During the trip, I will be meeting with Tom, Dick, Harry, Jack, Jill, Bob, Carol Ted, and Alice' [three meetings]).
Originally Posted by lavanya Pandian
'Meet with an accident' is fine - omitting the "with" would sound strange (though understandable). Again, this may be a local thing.
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