Be with (an object)

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

Does "be with" + "object" meaning "have taken and probably be using something that belongs to someone else" sound natural/correct in the examples I created below?

a. Anna, are you with my cellphone? Please give it back to me right now! I need it. Stop using it. OK?
b. John is with my car today. He asked me to let him use it. And I couldn't say no to him.

*I personally think that those constructions with "be with + object" aren't natural.

Thank you in advance!
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