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    Here is the sentence at issue:

    A parallel sentence creates a symmetry--a noticeable and delibrerate symmetry--achieved with parallel structure and often with repetition of key vocabulary.


    Can we replace the word with with by? And why?[/b]

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Here is the sentence at issue:

    A parallel sentence creates a symmetry--a noticeable and delibrerate symmetry--achieved with parallel structure and often with repetition of key vocabulary.


    Can we replace the word with with by? And why?[/b]
    Yes we can. In this case, "with" means "by means of" and "by" would be a good substitute. :wink:

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    They have a similar meaning here. Of the two, I'd say 'by' makes for a stronger link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They have a similar meaning here. Of the two, I'd say 'by' makes for a stronger link.
    Yes, I agree with that. :wink:

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