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    #1

    "with" and "what with"

    1. With the traffic and the heavy rain, it's no wonder you were late.
    2. What with the traffic and the heavy rain, it's no wonder you were late.

    Do the sentences 1 and 2 have the same meaning?

    I believe sentence number 2 is better, but that's just my gut feeling.

    I would assume that I would use "what with" to add emphasis to my sentence.

    Am I right?
    Last edited by Noego; 13-Apr-2007 at 14:09.


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    Re: "with" and "what with"

    I guess adding 'what with ' can be used to show the other person that their reason for being late is understandable.
    i would use 'what with' i think.

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