Changing Prepositions With 'Provide'

31 March, 2016

English learners know that prepositions can be difficult to master. There are 94 one-word prepositions in English, and about 56 prepositions with two or more words, called "complex prepositions." This adds up to 150 chances to make mistakes.

We cannot, of course, explain the small differences between all 150 prepositions here. We can, however, provide you with a few explanations of different prepositions that use one particular verb: provide.

Provide (someone) with:

When provide is followed by an indirect object, English speakers use the preposition "with." Providing (someone) with something means to give somethi