Is there any other preposition that we can use after "stay in touch"+with, instead of with?

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  • Why do you want an alternative to with?
    – JeffSahol
    Sep 16, 2015 at 12:59
  • The choice of preposition can dramatically change the meaning of a phrase. With is customary here; after, through, behind or whatever would make the phrase say something different. What are you trying to say?
    – Andrew Leach
    Sep 16, 2015 at 13:01

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We stay in touch "with" people: friends, family, old schoolmates/colleagues, each other, one another

We stay in touch "over" a medium of communication: the telephone, the Internet

We also stay in touch "through" people/places/things: a mutual friend, a disco, a book club (we could also use "via" or "by way of")

We could stay in touch "on" or "about" things of mutual concern or interest: a project we're working on (but better here would be "regarding")

We still stay in touch "after" a period of time: years, decades

Sample sentence: We stay in touch with each other over Skype and sometimes, when we don't have time, through our sister who we both see regularly. We like to stay in touch about how the other is doing and still stay in touch after forty-four years.


"with" is the preposition to be used in this case and I can't think of an alternative that wouldn't change the meaning of your sentence, like "over" for instance.

  • "keep you in touch over something"
  • "we can keep in touch over the Internet."
  • "Why didn't you keep in touch over the years?"

Then again, you can always omit the preposition and just say: "keep in touch".

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