shoot with

nurdug51

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Germany,German
I think in the following definition the with is necessary. Am I right?
a gun is a weapon to shoot with
a gun is a weapon to shoot - ???
 
  • maxiogee

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    It is right. "With" is necessary there.
    However, you could, just about, use "bullets" in there instead of "with" - a gun is a weapon to shoot bullets.
     

    maxiogee

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    pascalmaison78 said:
    Maxiogee, just one thing which is still unclear for me !
    Is "a gun is a weapon which to shoot with !" correct ?
    No!
    You've put "which" in there. You can have either
    A gun is a weapon to shoot with.
    ~or~
    A gun is a weapon with which to shoot.

    The second obeys the suggestion which says that one shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition, but it is awkward and ugly.
     
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