with them unavoidable questions about the continent's future

LQZ

Senior Member
Mandarin
With first Italy and now France affected, problems once dismissed as confined to the distant periphery of Greece and Portugal have arrived at the core of Europe, and with them unavoidable questions about the continent’s future. The New York Times (subscription)

Dear all,

To my way of thinking, there should be an "are" put before "unavoidable questions". Otherwise, the bold part sounds strange to me. Could you please explain to me? Thanks.


LQZ
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    My sister arrived yesterday, and with her [were] two boys I had never seen before.

    We often leave the verb out in your example and mine. I like it better out than in.

    Edit: Cross-posted with ribran.
     

    LQZ

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thank you, Mr Copyright. :)

    One more question: Can I think both "have arrived" and "are" work?
     
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