Student or Learner
could you please tell me in which sense the preposition "with" is used in the following sentence:
With the printer the publisher will study the use of new techniques that could affect implementation of the tasks entrusted to the printer.
Does "with" mean:
1) in cooperation with OR
2) on the premises of the printer?
Thank you very much.
In consultation (or cooperation) with the printer, the publisher will...
When I first read it I automatically thought of 'the printer' as a machine rather than a person, and had to 'double take' to make sense of it.
Let's reword the sentence:
The publisher, along with the printer, will study the use of new techniques that could affect the implementation of the tasks entrusted to the latter.
It seems to me that "with" here does not denote "at" (the printer's premises).