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    Smile what is the difference between "having money ON you " and '' having money WITH you "

    what is the difference between "having money ON you " and '' having money WITH you "
    i have seen the 2 prepositions used and not sure of when to use each . and there must be a slight difference because i was having some grammar quiz and the right preposition was "on" rather than "with"
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    Re: what is the difference between "having money ON you " and '' having money WITH yo

    They both work for me and mean the same thing, though I would normally use on. What was the exact question in the quiz?
    Last edited by Tdol; 06-May-2015 at 11:25.

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    Re: what is the difference between "having money ON you " and '' having money WITH yo

    - he has enough money --------- him to spend on his car .
    a- on
    b- with

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    Re: what is the difference between "having money ON you " and '' having money WITH yo

    As Tdol said, they both mean the same thing.

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    Re: what is the difference between "having money ON you " and '' having money WITH yo

    Quote Originally Posted by Elia Gomez View Post
    What [Sentences always start with capitals.] is the difference between "having money ON you" [No space before end quotes.] and "having [No space after first quotes.] money WITH you"? [No space after end quotes. Punctuate ends of sentences.]
    I [The word I is always capitalized.]have seen the two prepositions used and am not sure of when to use each. And there must be a slight difference because I took a grammar quiz and the right preposition was "on" rather than "with." [In American English, this period is before the quotation mark. In British English, it's after.]
    Please help me.
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    It's idiomatic. We usually say that we have money on us. There's no reason. It's just how we say it.

    It's like getting punched in the nose. Why do we say in instead of on? There is no reason. It's just our custom.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 06-May-2015 at 21:04.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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