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    proofread the sentence

    Dear teachers,
    Would you be so kind as to proofread the following sentence?

    "The wall was covered by a gigantic map on which the affected area was put in a circle."

    Thank you.

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    Re: proofread the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by natasha View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Would you be so kind as to proofread the following sentence?

    "The wall was covered by a gigantic map on which the affected area was put in a circle."

    Thank you.
    "The wall was covered by a gigantic map, on which the affected area had been circled."


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    Re: proofread the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The wall was covered by a gigantic map, on which the affected area had been circled."
    Thank you Mr Bhaisahab. We had a discussion with our teacher as to whether to say 'by a gigantic map' or 'with a gigantic map'. She said that here it is 'by', but couldn't explain why. I'm always confused about 'by' and 'with'. Could you say if 'with' is also possible in the above sentence? Will the meaning of the sentence change?
    Thank you.

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    Re: proofread the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by natasha View Post
    Thank you Mr Bhaisahab. We had a discussion with our teacher as to whether to say 'by a gigantic map' or 'with a gigantic map'. She said that here it is 'by', but couldn't explain why. I'm always confused about 'by' and 'with'. Could you say if 'with' is also possible in the above sentence? Will the meaning of the sentence change?
    Thank you.
    In this case 'by' or 'with' could be used without changing the meaning.

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