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Thread: with/by


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    #1

    with/by

    Read the statement.
    His career has been blighted by injuries.
    Here the word 'by' is used can the statement written like :
    His career has been blighted with injuries.
    Are both these sentences correct?

    thanks and regards,
    kamlesh joshi

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    Re: with/by

    As a British English speaker, I wouldn't use 'with'. I searched the British National Corpus and couldn't find any examples of 'blighted with'. However, I can see how it could be used; it doesn't strike me as an error. Do people in India use 'blighted with'?

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