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    Cool Is it right?

    "The little girl taught me a good lesson by her action."Is the preposition "by" properly used in the sentence? Isn't it better to use "with"?Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Is it right?

    No, "by" is correct.

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    Default Re: Is it right?

    How about "using"? Is "using" Ok?
    "The little girl taught me a good lesson using her action?"

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    Default Re: Is it right?

    That's worse! Stick with by.

    Roseriver, a better title would have been By or with her action?

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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