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    #1

    'with' or 'by'

    Please help! Which is better:

    They won with 3 goals to 1.

    or

    They won by 3 goals to 1.

    Why?

    Many thanks!

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    #2

    Re: 'with' or 'by'

    Not a teacher

    "They won [by] 3-1" OR "X beat Y [by] 3-1." With would imply that they won with another team/someone else while it wasn't the case.

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    Re: 'with' or 'by'

    Thank you, philadelphia.

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