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    Smile Here are some pencils for you to write.

    Here are some pencils for you to write with.



    Is "pencil" optional in the above? Thanks.

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    Re: Here are some pencils for you to write.

    Re:
    Here are some pencils for you to write with.
    Take pencils out of that sentence and you have:
    Here are some for you to write with.
    Some what? That sentence doesn't make any sense without pencils in it.

    ~R

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    Smile Re: Here are some pencils for you to write.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Re:
    Here are some pencils for you to write with.

    Take pencils out of that sentence and you have:
    Here are some for you to write with.
    Some what? That sentence doesn't make any sense without pencils in it.

    ~R
    Thanks, Ron.
    Sorry for making a bungling mistake! I mean, is "with" optional in the base sentence?

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    Re: Here are some pencils for you to write.

    No, "with" is not optional either. We don't write pencils. We write with pencils. However, you could say, "Here are some pencils for you." The use the pencils will be put to will generally be taken for granted.

    ~R

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    Re: Here are some pencils for you to write.

    Thanks, Ron.

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    Re: Here are some pencils for you to write.

    Thanks, Ron.

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