1

the fact of providing a home in an institution run by the local authority for children who cannot live with their parents or the fact of providing a home with another family for children who cannot live with their parents.

Source: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/care_1?q=Care


  1. Is "a home with another family" a noun phrase?
  2. Is "a home" modified adjectivally by "with another family"?
  3. Would you give me some examples of "with"?

2 Answers 2

1
  • a boy with another hat
  • a lady with another car
  • a person with another name

with is a preposition and with [determiner] [noun] is a prepositional phrase. In the examples above the prepositional phrase modifies the first noun.

With meaning ‘having’ We use with to mean ‘having’ or ‘possessing’: Cambridge Dictionary

2
  • Could "which is used by" be substituted for "with" in that context? Commented Dec 8, 2023 at 16:45
  • @Aaaaaaassssss That does not sound like a serious question. Why don't you write out an example with that phrase and see?
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 8, 2023 at 16:47
0

2 is correct. You'll see that if you remove "with another family" the meaning doesn't change as such, there is just less information. "Home" here means somewhere to live.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .