'Contact me' or 'Contact with me'

As a verb, contact should not be followed by "with". As a noun, contact can be followed by a preposition like "with".

As a verb, contact should not be followed by "with" while using the active voice in English. For example, we say:

  • Contact me next week.
  • I need to contact her about our trip to Paris.

As a noun, contact can be followed by a preposition like "with". For example:

  • Do you have any contact with the Spanish community?
  • Contact with red wine can stain your shirt.

1. Contact as a Verb

To contact is a transitive verb, so you need to place a noun object immediately after it.

Look at these examples:

If there is any problem, feel free to contact with us.

If there is any problem, feel free to contact us.

Contact with your doctor if you feel sick.

Contact your doctor if you feel sick.

The Passive Voice with the verb Contact

If you use the passive voice, you may need to place the preposition "by" after the verb:

  • I was contacted by a humanitarian aid organization to help poor and needy people.
  • My sister was contacted informally by an individual claiming to work for the government.

In some passive sentences, we may need to omit the agent and the preposition "by":

  • Please, tell me how or where you wish to be contacted.
  • The company was contacted immediately and requested to provide the necessary data.

Other Ways to Say 'Contact'

Other ways to say To contact or to stay in contact in English are:

  • to get in touch with
  • to stay in touch
  • to be in touch with

These expressions are pretty common and more informal than the verb contact. For example, we say:

  • Email us, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
  • Ensure that you provide your contact details so that we can get in touch for more information.
  • Social media is one of the means to stay in touch with the people who follow your work.
  • We will be in touch with you and inform you of the cancellation fees.

More Examples (contact as a verb)

  • Please contact me about an urgent and private matter.
  • You have to contact your mother and ask her for help.
  • You can unsubscribe our newsletter service by contacting us through email.
  • My sister contacted her doctor because she was experiencing postoperative sensitivity.
  • Contact me to learn more about our software features and settings.
  • My uncle mentioned that he had been contacted by the police after the incident.

2. Contact as a noun

As a noun, contact can have different meanings:

  • two things or two people touching each other,
  • regular communication with someone, or
  • social interaction.

The noun contact can be followed by "with" or another preposition such as "in" or "before":

  • Do you have a contact in that organization?
  • Our association maintains close contact with climate change experts.

More Examples (contact as a noun)

  • Establish eye contact before you start talking to someone.
  • Yes, we were friends, but we lost contact a few years ago.
  • There is a condition called touch deprivation. It arises when we have little or no physical contact with others.
  • Some experts say that alien contact could end life on earth.
  • Contact with ink can ruin your jacket.

3. Contact as an Adjective

You can also use the noun contact as an adjective to modify other nouns. For example:

  • Please provide your contact details so that you can receive our newsletter.
  • Our public relations assistant will be your personal contact person.
  • Don't forget to include a contact name and an email address in case we need to contact you.

More Examples (contact as an adjective)

  • If you have any questions, please let us know by using the contact form.
  • Access the contact profile page to update your personal information.
  • Please, call our contact center if you have any comments or suggestions.
  • Wash your hands before inserting your contact lenses.
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