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    Default "with" and "by"

    hi, i am now confusing about when shall i use " with" and " by"

    ex: i was bounded by a rope ? or with a rope?

    i am consingsing what is the difference between them both?
    when shall we use "with" and when should we use "by"?

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    Default Re: "with" and "by"

    Active: The rope bound me. <subject>
    Passive: I was bound by a rope. <subject>

    Active: The robber bound me with a rope. <subject>
    Passive: I was bound with a rope by the robber. <instrument>

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