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    Query related to grammar

    "Every Day I meet with new people" or "Every Day I meet new people" which one is correct and reason for it?

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    Re: Query related to grammar

    I'm not an English teacher, but I think the second one is correct: Every day I meet new people'.
    "Meet with" is a phrasal verb meaning either "to undergo" or "to receive".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihallure View Post
    I'm not an English teacher, but I think the second one is correct: Every day I meet new people'.
    "Meet with" is a phrasal verb meaning either "to undergo" or "to receive".
    Thanks for your answer but i am still looking for a grammatically reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amitrpandit View Post
    Thanks for your answer but i am still looking for a grammatically reason.
    The first one is possible. If you have meetings every day, as part of your job, for example, and each time those meetings are attended by new people. Otherwise, the second one is more natural.

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    Re: Query related to grammar

    thanks for answer !

    "Every Day I meet with new people" or "Every Day I meet new people" which one is correct and reason for it?
    I would appreciate if you can provide any grammar rule for this that can authenticate your explanation !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amitrpandit View Post
    I would appreciate if you can provide any grammar rule for this that can authenticate your explanation !
    When it comes to how verbs, prepositions and phrasal verbs are used, there are rarely 'rules'. Native speakers of different varieties of English use different prepositions (or no preposition), and speakers of the same variety but different ages may not agree on usage.

    I, a 67-year-old male speaker of standard (but slightly dated) Southern British English, never use 'with' when I meet people, whatever the circumstances.
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Jan-2014 at 21:52. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: Query related to grammar

    It is incorrect to capitalise 'day' in this context.

    A better title would have been I meet (with) new people.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Query related to grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Amitrpandit View Post
    thanks for answer !

    "Every Day I meet with new people" or "Every Day I meet new people" which one is correct and reason for it?
    I would appreciate if you can provide any grammar rule for this that can authenticate your explanation !
    This is not about grammar. Both sentences are grammatical. The issue here is meaning.

    For me, "meet new people" means to make their acquaintance. Every time I go to a bar, I meet new people.
    Again, for me, "meet with new people" means more than just meeting them for the first time. It implies a substantive conversation, often in a business setting. When I travel on business, I meet with new people every day.
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Jan-2014 at 21:51. Reason: minor typo

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