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    Word order: Age brings with it wisdom

    Dear all,

    In each pair below, which word order do you think sounds natural?

    A:
    1. Be sure to bring your ID with you.
    2. Be sure to bring with you your ID.

    B:
    1. I forgot to take my cell phone with me.
    2. I forgot to take with me my cell phone.

    C:
    1. Age brings widom with it
    2. Age brings with it wisdom.

    For me #1s are easier to use, but I sometimes see #2s.

    Thank you!

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    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 24-Oct-2011 at 02:09. Reason: addition

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    Re: Word order: Age brings with it wisdom

    These are definitely more natural. The other order is unnatural.
    Be sure to bring your ID with you.
    I forgot to take my cell phone with me.

    In the final pair both are acceptable, perhaps because it has the appearance of a profound thought.
    1. Age brings widom with it
    2. Age brings with it wisdom.

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    Re: Word order: Age brings with it wisdom

    Or just Age brings wisdom.

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