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When the volunteers catch wind of dire financial situation, they rent a stall at the flea market. Neighbours empty their cupboards and garages, with the money raised paying our living expenses.

The sentences stated above have been taken from a story named Your son is in a coma published in Reader's Digest, January 2006. I cannot find the name of the author of this story. Here with the money raised paying our living expenses is an absolute construction. What would happen if I omit with or don't use with and write it in the following way?

..., the money raised paying our living expenses.

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It is a participial clause which expresses a consequence. I would not object it.

  • Í would not object it? What does that mean? – Lambie May 30 '17 at 15:09
  • @Lambie He meant to say "object to it". – SovereignSun May 30 '17 at 15:14
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    @Lambie — Missed a word… they call it 'text-processing'. Ever heard about it? – Brice C. Oct 9 '17 at 6:54

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