Learn English – “Provide with” or simply “Provide”


Is it grammatically correct " Which is correct sentence: "Please provide me with the following documents" or "Please provide me the following documents"

Best Answer

Subject at all times to anything @John Lawler may say, I think it is because the verb "provide" is ditransitive.

Please provide the documents, and Please provide me with the documents are both correct. (But Please provide me the documents is NOT correct).

In the first instance the direct object is "the documents", but in the second, where "me" becomes the direct object then "documents" is indirect and hence requires a preposition -"with".