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meet with somebody vs. meet somebody #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 14, 2012 17:50 pm   meet with somebody vs. meet somebody
 

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ESL/EFL Test #223 "Confusing Words test (6)", question 4

Rebecca is very nervous because later this afternoon she has to ......... with the executive vice-president of the firm.

(a) might
(b) meet
(c) meat
(d) mitt

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #223 "Confusing Words test (6)", answer 4

Rebecca is very nervous because later this afternoon she has to meet with the executive vice-president of the firm.

Correct answer: (b) meet

Your answer was: correct
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I thought that ''to meet somebody'' is correct, but in the sentence is ''to meet with somebody''?
Are they both correct and interchangeable?
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meet with somebody vs. meet somebody #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 15, 2012 0:19 am   meet with somebody vs. meet somebody
 

Both are correct.
'meet with' has a sense of a joint meeting and discussion, rather than simply a meeting/introduction.
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