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Date:2015-02-07 16:51
Subject:A not particularly scientific examination of a question of grammar.
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Please answer the poll before reading comments. (I'm going to post my own thoughts as a comment.)

Poll #1998365 A not particularly scientific examination of a question of grammar.

Suppose you have a pet, and you're taking your pet in to visit the veterinarian. Your pet is sick, and you look a little worried. One of the nurse / technicians says to you: "Don't worry. His health and well-being are priceless with us." Focus on the preposition "with". This usage sounds...

...completely normal. Is it not?
1(3.1%)
...a little folksy, or maybe like a marketing line, but not actually wrong. Within the range of dialects you're familiar with.
10(31.2%)
...completely wrong. Invalid in any dialect of English you've been exposed to.
18(56.2%)
...something else. Your answer is not close enough to the above three options. Please explain in comments.
3(9.4%)

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