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# Usage of With in GMAT

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31 Jul 2018, 16:18
Can any expert confirm the following rules/syntax regarding the usage of "WITH" in Gmat.

Please Note that the following was posted in a post by gccracker in Verbal Guides and Resources Forum but was not been validated by any expert. Hence I am posting it here.
Following is the link to the post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/usage-of-with-in-gmat-prep-sc-201311.html#p1546329

Usages of With

1) “With” is used to give the result of the action in preceding clause.
For Eg:
i) The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted, with the result that the act of stinging causes

Here “with” is used to give the result of the action in preceding clause === The honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed and stays where it is inserted.

So we can see that “Comma + With” acts as an adverbial Modifier

ii) Environmental groups have filed a mass of lawsuits against the government’s inaction, with the result that the Supreme Court plays a larger role in environmental protection than its equivalent does in any other big country - an odd way to set policy.

Here also “comma + with” is used to give the result of preceding action

2) With + noun

“With” is used when the noun after “with” attaches to the subject of preceding clause. Here with phrase gives more information about the preceding subject .
Also a noun after with should be a sub component of the subject of preceding clause

Matt has a very full schedule this week, with every one of his available time slots occupied.

--> this sentence works, because "with" actually applies to Matt and/or his schedule -- i.e., Matt is the person with those occupied time slots, and/or his schedule is actually the thing with those time slots.

The thirteen original British colonies in North America, with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter

In the Above sentence=== "some" is referring to the colonies themselves, so that sentence is literally talking about "colonies with colonies". that doesn't make sense.

Now this sentence,
Emily and Nora fell asleep, with Emily still having wet hair.
This doesn't work, because Emily is not a sub-component of Emily.
Generally, the noun should be some component of the previous subject
James was injured badly in the accident, with three bones broken badly enough to require surgery.

In this kind of construction"”with + noun + verbED/verbING"”the noun should be some component of the previous thing. I.e., here, the bones are part of James.
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31 Jul 2018, 16:26
Is the mentioned usage of 'with' correct. Can any rule be added or subtracted to the same.
I struggle with the usage of SC, so any other pointers regarding "with" will be appreciated.
Thanks for your time!
and, please accept my apologies if the post turns out to be nonsense. I really have no idea.
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# Usage of With in GMAT

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