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Subject: Usage of 'with' without an object
Question: Recently I've noticed (in published fiction no less) sentences like this: ''She asked him if he wanted to come with.'' No, not a typo, just ''come with''. This is not a character's speech but the narrator using this. Is this a regional usage? When did this start becoming accepted usage that passes muster with an editor? Thank you!

From: Robin Barker
Date: 04-Dec-2013
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  1. Re: Usage of 'with' without an object    Steven Schaufele     (06-Dec-2013)
  2. Re: Usage of 'with' without an object    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (05-Dec-2013)
  3. Re: Usage of 'with' without an object    Susan D Fischer     (05-Dec-2013)

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