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    By what?

    Can we say "by what"? like "by which".
    if not,what's the preposition of what?

    I've a lot of problems with the prepositions,what should i do?

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    Re: By what?

    Quote Originally Posted by HSH1985 View Post
    Can we say "by what"? like "by which".
    if not,what's the preposition of what?

    I've a lot of problems with the prepositions,what should i do?
    You need to put those phrases in a sentence so we know what you mean.
    We don't say "By which" by itself, and nor do we say, "By what".
    Some context is needed.

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    Re: By what?

    thanks a lot.
    and can we use "by what" in the sentence?

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    Re: By what?

    Quote Originally Posted by HSH1985 View Post
    thanks a lot.
    and can we use "by what" in the sentence?
    Yes.

    That is not exactly a helpful answer, because one can create situations in which almost any two words in English can appear next to each other.

    As Raymott suggested, try putting the words in a sentence in which you think they might be possible, and we'll tell you if you are right.

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