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    Default presented an award/presented to the rest of the staff/presented with severe pains

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?

    They presented an award to her.

    present (v) = to give

    The new employees were presented to the rest of the staff.

    present (v) = to introduce

    He presented her with a beautiful bouquet of roses.

    present (v) = to give a gift

    The patient presented with severe pains.

    presented with = complained of

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    Default Re: presented an award/presented to the rest of the staff/presented with severe pains

    He presented her with a beautiful bouquet of roses... I'm not convinced about this one, I think it should take a direct object.... no 'with.'

    In the last one, it is correct, but presented with does not mean complained of, it means the disease manifested itself with the pains.

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