Ask Language Log: with + nonfinite clause?
A staff member at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, responsible for providing guidance for journalists on pronunciation, terminology, grammar, and usage, has asked me about “a particular usage of with, which seems to be doing the job of a conjunction.” He wonders whether the construction in question is correct English or not.
Bottom line: It’s a clearly grammatical and acceptable construction. Use it if you like it. Don’t let the prescriptive usage guides grind you down.