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    doubt about preposition

    ...out of the enormous menu I presented them with they chose only one dish — Peach Melba with cream.


    Hi there,
    Is the preposition in the sentence above optional?
    Does omitting it harm the meaning of the sentence, please?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 13-Jul-2008 at 01:55.

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    Re: doubt about preposition

    There’s a difference between “presented them” & “presented them with.” While “presented them” means “offered them for consideration,” “presented them with” means “made a formal gift to them.” I think your sentence makes more sense without the preposition “with”.

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    Re: question about a preposition

    Try:
    From the large menu I handed them, they chose only one dish — Peach Melba with cream.

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