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Discussion in 'English Only' started by Plant plant, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Plant plant Junior Member

    Amsterdam, Holland
    Dutch - Holland
    My question: are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    1. Thank you for the document (that) you provided.
    2. Thank you for the document (that) you provided me.
    3. Thank you for the document (that) you provided me with.

    I think it is sentence 1 and 3 that are correct. Thank you in advance.

    (I noticed that there have been some threads about ‘provide with’, but unfortunately I was not able to answer my question.)
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    They all seem fine to me, as does "Thank you for the document."
     
  3. Plant plant Junior Member

    Amsterdam, Holland
    Dutch - Holland
    Okay thank you.

    If the second one sounds fine, is "Could you provide me the document?" correct as well?

    I have always thought it should be "Could you provide me with the document?"
     
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Well, I'll just go so far as to say I would never use it. :) I'll leave absolute correctness to someone else.

    That's what I would use.
     
  5. xjm Senior Member

    WI, USA
    English - USA
    Students are often told not to end sentences with prepositions. (Nonsense up with which I will not put!) So, many people will prefer 1 or 2.
     

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