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    The word 'resonate with'

    Hi, can I use the word 'resonate with' in the following context? Thanks
    'A mother has the ability to resonate well with her children the problems they face in relation to her life experiences.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    No, because "resonate" is an intransitive verb.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    Then how do you explain "Despite the age of the characters, the show may not resonate with younger kids" - dailyherald.com. I though "younger kids" is an object?

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    I think an intransitive verb can be followed by a prepositional phrase, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

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    Then how do you explain "Despite the age of the characters, the show may not resonate with younger kids" - dailyherald.com. I thought "younger kids" is an object?
    'Younger kids' is the object of the preposition 'with'. The verb is intransitive, as teechar said.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    In the OP's sentence, 'resonate' is followed by an adverb + prepositional phrase instead of a direct object, so I consider it grammatical, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    I think adverbs can go before a prepositional phrase if that is what you are asking.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    'A mother has the ability to resonate well with her children the problems they face in relation to her life experiences.'
    Then again is my context correct since "her children" is the object of with not the object of resonate.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    In the OP's sentence, 'resonate' is followed by an adverb + prepositional phrase instead of a direct object, so I consider it grammatical, but I am not a teacher.
    'A mother has the ability to resonate well with her children the problems they face in relation to her life experiences.'

    It is not grammatical. You cannot resonate problems.

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    Re: The word 'resonate with'

    Quote Originally Posted by iereiy View Post
    Hi, can I use the word 'resonate with' in the following context? Thanks
    'A mother has the ability to resonate well with her children and the problems they face in relation to her life experiences.
    I think you had to add 'and'.

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