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    #1

    have a rest by doing sth


    After that (after coming back from university in the evening) I have a rest by watching movies, listening to music etc.

    I doubt about the use of by in this sentence. How shall I put the same idea in other words? If I don't use by, will it sound better?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: have a rest by doing sth

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    After that (after coming back from university in the evening) I have a rest by watching movies, listening to music etc.

    I doubt about the use of by in this sentence. How shall I put the same idea in other words? If I don't use by, will it sound better?
    Use "relax by" instead of "have a rest by".

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    #3

    Re: have a rest by doing sth

    Thank you, it's so simple!
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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