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    Default Need some advice on the use of preposition,thx teachers! ^o^

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    I paid the bill in cash.
    Can I say " I paid the bill with cash"?

    2.
    Father paid the bill by cheque.
    Can I say " Father paid the bill in cheque"?

    3. What is the difference between " paid in" and "paid by"?

    4.Did you go to church on New Year's Eve? ( correct, for sure)
    Can I say, ... go to church during New Year's Eve?

    5. The bag is made of plastic.
    Wine is made from grapes.
    When do I use " made of" and "made from"?

    Please help, teachers! Thanks soooooooo much ^o^

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    Pay in cash
    Pay with\by credit card, cheque

    On New Year's Eve

    Made of = the material is unchanged
    Made from = the material is transformed


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    Default Re: Need some advice on the use of preposition,thx teachers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    1.
    I paid the bill in cash.
    Can I say " I paid the bill with cash"?

    2.
    Father paid the bill by cheque.
    Can I say " Father paid the bill in cheque"?

    3. What is the difference between " paid in" and "paid by"?

    4.Did you go to church on New Year's Eve? ( correct, for sure)
    Can I say, ... go to church during New Year's Eve?

    5. The bag is made of plastic.
    Wine is made from grapes.
    When do I use " made of" and "made from"?

    Please help, teachers! Thanks soooooooo much ^o^
    I agree with all of TDOL's answers. In American English we pay "with" cash as well as "in" cash, though "in" is more common. :wink:

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    Thank you sooooooo much, teacher Tdol and teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^

    Sorry for asking more, why do we use paid in cash while paid with/by cheque? Thanks for replying, teachers! ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Thank you sooooooo much, teacher Tdol and teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^

    Sorry for asking more, why do we use paid in cash while paid with/by cheque? Thanks for replying, teachers! ^o^
    I don't know. It's just part of the idiom of English. It probably arose because checks and credit cards are indirect means of payment. :wink:

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    Thank you sooooooo much for the advice again, teacher MikeNewYork and teacher Ronbee! ^o^

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    You're quite welcome, Help Wanted. :D

    Hey, you've got 200 posts!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Thank you sooooooo much for the advice again, teacher MikeNewYork and teacher Ronbee! ^o^
    You're welcome, once again. It's great to have you here. :wink:

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