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    Please explain how to use "but with" in a sentence.

    I do understand the structure of the following examples:
    1. With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
    2.
    It doesn't matter where you are, but with who you are.

    BUT I do not understand the structure of the examples below.
    1.Thursday will be colder, but with less rain. (Can I write "Thursday will be colder, but it will have less rain."?)
    2.Small caps have done relatively well over the last two months, but with less momentum than emerging markets .

    Please help me explain how to write a sentence using "but with". What are the full sentences of the last two examples?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Please explain how to use "but with" in a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by zebratherm View Post

    1. With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
    With man this is impossible,
    but
    with
    God all things are possible.

    'But with' is not the phrase. 'But' is functioning as a conjunction, as it normally does.
    It doesn't matter where you are, but with who you are.
    It doesn't matter where you are,
    but
    with
    whom you are/who you are with..
    1.Thursday will be colder, but with less rain. (Can I write "Thursday will be colder, but it will have less rain."?)
    Not really:
    "Thursday will be colder, but it will bring less rain."
    "Thursday will be colder, but we will have less rain."
    2.Small caps have done relatively well over the last two months, but with less momentum than emerging markets .
    Small caps have done relatively well over the last two months,
    but
    with less momentum
    than emerging markets .
    Please help me explain how to write a sentence using "but with".
    As I said earlier,
    'but with' is not the phrase. 'But' is functioning as a conjunction, as it normally does.
    Last edited by 5jj; 05-Nov-2013 at 14:30.

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    Re: Please explain how to use "but with" in a sentence.

    Thank you very much for your analysis above. Please explain a little bit more. How do we know when to use "with"?

    For example, your sentence "Thursday will be colder, but it will bring less rain." Assume that I had just seen it for the first time, how would I know that it could be shortened to "Thursday will be colder, but with less rain."? I mean please explain me the rule of replacing "it will bring less rain" with "with less rain" so that I can use it in the future?

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