Hello everyone!
Can someone please explain to me in which cases it is ok to use the preposition "with". I would be very thankfull if someone could explain the difference between "with" and "at" - example: "Problems occured with/at the companies dealing ..."

Thanks a lot! 
Hi Rok:
This link gives lots of examples of sentences using "with" along with the definitions. After you study it, you can post specific sentences you are not sure of and we can explain our choice of prepostion to you.

Thank you for the quick reply! You allready helped a lot.
These two examples were useful:
- in the region, sphere, or view of: It is day with us while it is night with the Chinese.

- in affecting the judgment, estimation, or consideration of: Her argument carried a lot of weight with the trustees.
Would this also be correct:
"We can find similar irregularities with undertakings dealing with the production of ..." (?)
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"We can find similar irregularities with undertakings dealing with the production of steel ..." (?)
Yes, "with" can be used in this sentence. "Undertaking" has the sense of a process, method or recipe.

Also "in" is acceptable when you mean "inside of"

We can find similar irregularities in businesses dealing with the production of steel
Thank you AlpheccaStars!

I meant "inside of". (where)

I have some difficulties with prepositions, because when I try to translate from my language some do not "sound" right. I am not sure I can explain this any better.

Anyway, problem solved!


With is one of the most common prepositions in English. As a preposition, it can denote, for example, accompaniment, combination, possession, manner, instrumentality, and means. Besides being a preposition, however, with has two other functions: it can co-ordinate two elements in a clause, or it can function as a subordinating conjunction. Finally, with appears in a number of other meanings, uses, and idiomatic combinations, all of which are found in dictionaries rather than in grammar books


Use 'at' with places:

  • at the bus-stop
  • at the door
  • at the cinema
  • at the end of the street

  • Use 'at' with places on a page:

    • at the top of the page
    • at the bottom of the page

    • Use 'at' in groups of people:

      • at the back of the class
      • at the front of the class
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While there is nothing wrong with the information you have posted, you should note that you are replying to a post from October of 2008.

I know that there are three types of prepositions: time, location, and direction. My question is: Is "with" a time, location, or direction preposition? Please answer as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!
I had not noticed that there was a complete conversation about this that went much deeper than my original conversation. I thought the conversation was dropped after the first reply, which didn't answer your question at all.

I guess that's why divisions in the middle of a page for advertising purposes is not always a good idea.
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