'Contact Someone' or 'Contact with Someone'? Which One Is Correct? | Mastering Grammar

(Last Updated: 22 March 2024)

contact someone vs contact with someone

Contact or Contact With: Which One Is Correct?

Contact can be either a verb or a noun.

As a verb, it is transitive and therefore takes a direct object:

✅ Anyone with any information about the missing boy should contact the police.
❌ Anyone with any information about the missing boy should contact with the police.

✅ Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
❌ Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact with me.

Contact with someone is correct only when contact is used as a noun:

We'll be in contact with you shortly.

✅ We are no longer in contact with each other.

✅ I finally made contact with her in London.

✅ The Internet helps people stay in contact with their friends.

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Examples from the Media

We will contact each participant first before publishing anything to Toronto Star (2021)

The Otago Daily Times contacted the Central Otago District Council on Tuesday to clarify details of the meeting and the agreements—both formal and informal—regarding shared facilities on the territory of the holiday park and sporting complex. —Otago Daily Times (2022)

It means people in close contact with suspected or confirmed Omicron variant cases no longer always need to isolate. —BBC (2021)

Australia's attempts to make contact with China have repeatedly failed after bilateral ties nosedived last year. —South China Morning Post (2021)


In the following sentences, fill in the blanks with contact or contact with.

1. She prefers to have regular ________ her colleagues.

2. We need to establish ________ the new supplier to discuss the terms of the contract.

3. I ________ my clients regularly to provide updates on their projects.

4. We need to ________ the supplier to enquire about product availability.

5. I lost my phone and now I have no ________ my friends.

Answer Key

1. contact with    2. contact with    3. contact    4. contact    5. contact with

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