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    Default by doing; through doing

    OALD6:
    1. Switch it on by pressing this button. (by doing refers to how sth is done)
    OALD4:
    2. We missed the plane through being held up on the motorway. (through doing refers to a cause or a reason)


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    3. Through halving the amount of meat and animal produce you eat, they reckon you can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack by 45%.

    Could you tell me if "through doing sth" can also be used as an adverbial of means ? Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 14-Nov-2007 at 07:54. Reason: a post many days ago, I hope someone can help.

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    Default Re: by doing; through doing

    You learn by doing. I don't know why you can't say through doing also. Offhand, I'd say the answer to your question is yes.

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    Default Re: by doing; through doing

    OALD = Oxford Advanced Learnerís Dictionary

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