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Offline navi

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to calm down
« on: September 10, 2013, 05:14:45 am »
Which are correct:

1-He was given a pill to calm down.

2-He was given a pill to calm down with.

3-He was given a code to open the door.

4-He was given a code to open the door with.

5-He was given a handgun.
6-He was given a handgun to defend himself with.

Gratefully,
Navi.

Offline Darryl

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Re: to calm down
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 09:27:03 am »
#1, #3 and #5 are fine. You don't need 'with'.
In #6 you have added extra information. I am not pedantic about ending with a preposition, but I don't think 'with' is required there.
Or ... He was given a handgun to use in self defence.