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    #1

    replaced by or replaced with

    'The current rules will be replaced by a new procedure.'

    I would have said 'with', and 'by' if followed by an active agent (ie whoever is doing the replacing). What do you think? Is 'by' here possible or at least passable (given I don't want my lawyer-clients thinking I'm being too pedantic), or should I definitely change to 'with'?

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    Re: replaced by or replaced with

    I hesitated for a while whether to answer or not since it would be a bit awkard for me(as a non-native-speaker) to answer you, considering you are both a native-speaker and a teacher of English Language. This is what I understand from your sentence;

    A new procedure is now in effect and the current ruleswill be replaced with the new ones.

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    Re: replaced by or replaced with

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I hesitated for a while whether to answer or not since it would be a bit awkard for me(as a non-native-speaker) to answer you, considering you are both a native-speaker and a teacher of English Language. This is what I understand from your sentence;

    A new procedure is now in effect and the current ruleswill be replaced with the new ones.
    Yup, that's about it. And my question remains, is 'by' tolerable, or indeed an alternative, here?

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    Re: replaced by or replaced with

    Well, no-one replied in time to set me right so, having discussed this important issue with my boss, I've decided to let 'by' stand.


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    Re: replaced by or replaced with

    I would have let "by" stand, as well. "With" does sound more natural to my ear, but if I'm charged with correcting grammar, I only change things that are incorrect.

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