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    provide...with?

    We should provide them ham and stuff.
    That sentence is quoted from BRITISH NATIONAL CORPUS.
    I'd like to know whether it is good or not. Is "We should provide them with ham and stuff."better?
    Thanks a lot.


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    Re: provide...with?

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    We should provide them ham and stuff.
    That sentence is quoted from BRITISH NATIONAL CORPUS.
    I'd like to know whether it is good or not. Is "We should provide them with ham and stuff."better?
    Thanks a lot.
    Hi,
    You are right. It should be "provide with". Yet, there is another variant: "Provide something for somebody", in our case "Provide ham and stuff for them."
    English-speaking people may be of different opinion though.
    All the best,
    Maria

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