Hi! Could I ask you a question about this sentence I came across on the internet:
(1) We had a great time visiting with my brother and family yesterday.
I have a question about the "visit" in this sentence. I looked it up in a dictionary and it says it can be used intransitively, especially in American English, which I found kind of surprising because I thought it is normally used transitively.
So, my question is whether the persence/absence of the preposition "with" in (1) (or in any sentences) is optional without changing the meaning and the grammaticality/acceptability of the sentence?
I would very much appreciate your comments!