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    Hello dear teachers,
    would you please tell me where to use by and where to use with.

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    Re: with , by

    Use 'with' for instruments and 'by' for methods that are unmodified:

    I beat her with a stick.
    I escaped by bicycle.

    The two prepositions of course have many other uses. Could you frame a more specific question?

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