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    #1

    who wants to play with toys with me?

    Child: Who wants to play toys with me?
    Parent: That's not how you say it. Say: Who wants to play with toys with me?

    Doesn't the corrected sentence sound superfluous? Is it correct?
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    #2

    Re: who wants to play with toys with me?

    1. To play with toys with me.
    2. To play a game with me.

    I think 'with' is needed after 'play' in 1 but not in 2 because 'toys' are objects but 'a game' is not.
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