Tue 29 Sep, 2015 04:38 am
The normal way:
-She pleaded with him to go.
But on Google Books there are examples omitting 'with'; is it correct English?
No, i would not consider it correct. But you know, you never provide us with complete sentences--it's hard to answer these questions without the full context.
Used with "with", "for", "to be" etc:
Make an emotional appeal: "she pleaded with them not to gag the boy"; "he pleaded for mercy"; "we plead to be released"
Present and argue for (a position), especially in court or in another public context: "the idea that in public relations work someone is paid to plead a special case is disliked"
Address a court as an advocate on behalf of a party: "the Constitution prohibits a retired Supreme Court judge from pleading before any court"
State formally in court whether one is guilty or not guilty of the offence with which one is charged: "the youth pleaded guilty to murdering the girl"
Invoke (a reason or a point of law) as an accusation or defence: "on trial for attempted murder, she pleaded self-defence"
Offer or present as an excuse for doing or not doing something: "he pleaded family commitments as a reason for not attending"
Argue, state, present, put forward: "his accomplice pleaded ignorance"
Excellent answers. Thank you.