Usually, I know the answer. But the following sentence confuses me:
Was he the man she had shared her flesh and feelings (with) for four years?
Is the with necessary? Why or why not?
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The answer is yes.
In given sentence you mentioned a person the thing is shared with so it's natural to use such collocation.
I reckon 'with' must be used for completeness, and for the sentence to be meaningful.
Also the sentence becomes incorrect if you remove the word 'with'.