Reply 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?
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2015 04:42 am
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.
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2015 04:54 am
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"

Used alone:

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"
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 05:01 am
Excellent answers. Thank you.
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