CHRYSLER RECALLS PT CRUISERS. Chrysler GroupWith can be a complement to the verb replace in the form replace x with y. It can also occur as a comitative adjunct ascribing a property to another entity. In other words, it can mean x that has y. The latter is certainly the intended meaning, but it wasn't the one that first jumped to mind.
will begin recalling 38,500 PT Cruiser sedans next month to
replace rear quarter glass with defective fasteners that can
allow the glass to fall out.
I often suggest to lower-level students that they combine two sentences, such as those below, using with.
- I have a nice watch. It has three buttons on one side.
- Becomes: I have a nice watch with three buttons on one side.
Clearly, though, it's not always the best choice, as Chrysler's recall notice shows.