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    Can we use 'update sb. with sth.' pattern?

    I have heard only 'update sth. for sb.' and that is why I want to know.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    No.
    You can update somebody on something.

    I called the office to update them on the day's development.

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    Quote Originally Posted by fighting spirit View Post
    No.
    You can update somebody on something.

    I called the office to update them on the day's development.

    Thank you. Looks like it is fixed as 'update somebody on something'.
    I first thought it was wrong to use 'update +person', as I heard on Radio someone said that. Now I know we do say that, only followed by 'on something' rather than 'with something'.

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    Can we use 'update sb. with sth.' pattern?

    I have heard only 'update sth. for sb.' and that is why I want to know.

    Thank you.
    Yeah, 'with' is fine.

    Someone in my Human Resources department might ask:

    'Can you update your personal details for me?' - your personal details are out of date and I need your current details

    'Can you update me on your personal details?' - can you tell me your latest personal details (address, marital status, etc)? - here, you are doing the updating

    'Can you update this form with your current personal details?' - can you provide your personal details to bring this form up to date? - here, it is your details, in being provided, that are doing the updating.

    Hope that helps!

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    Yeah, 'with' is fine.

    Someone in my Human Resources department might ask:

    'Can you update your personal details for me?' - your personal details are out of date and I need your current details

    'Can you update me on your personal details?' - can you tell me your latest personal details (address, marital status, etc)? - here, you are doing the updating

    'Can you update this form with your current personal details?' - can you provide your personal details to bring this form up to date? - here, it is your details, in being provided, that are doing the updating.

    Hope that helps!
    Alright, it is better to know both 'on' and 'with' are correct.

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    I would not open another thread for this. If anybody likes, please help me:

    I heard someone say: I will review you the papar, which I don't think is right.
    My understanding is we can say "I will review the paper for you".

    Am I right? Thank you.

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    Yeah, 'with' is fine.

    'Can you update this form with your current personal details?' - can you provide your personal details to bring this form up to date? - here, it is your details, in being provided, that are doing the updating.

    Hope that helps!
    Yes, but LiuJing asked if we can update sb with sth. We cannot update sb with sth, but update sth with sth

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    Quote Originally Posted by fighting spirit View Post
    Yes, but LiuJing asked if we can update sb with sth. We cannot update sb with sth, but update sth with sth
    "Could you update us with any news of what's been happening over there?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fighting spirit View Post
    Yes, but LiuJing asked if we can update sb with sth. We cannot update sb with sth, but update sth with sth
    I am very impressed that as a non-native speaker, you have got such a nice insight. The difference you have pointed out is really a good one.

    I am interested to learn more details. Thank you all.

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    Default Re: update you with some info

    I kind of see:

    Can you update us with more details on the project?

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    Good English?

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