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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    Would you say I shared my thoughts him or I shared him my thoughts or I shared my thoughts with him? Oct 22, 2016 at 18:54

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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'.

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