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    substitute sth/sb for sth/sb substitute sth/sb with/by sth/sb

    Hello guys

    today I read the word substitute, so I searched for its meaning so I can use it sometime in future

    I found some difficulties in the definitions of its and I really couldn't get it well

    so how can I differ between ( substitue sth/sb for sth/sb else ) and ( substitue sth/sb " with/by " sth/sb else ) ?

    and can you give me examples about it ?

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    Re: substitute sth/sb for sth/sb substitute sth/sb with/by sth/sb

    Your question has been out there for a while with no responses, so perhaps others are as confused as I am. You are using too many abbreviations. Please make your question and examples more clear. It might also be useful to number your questions/examples so someone can address them more easily and clearly.

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    Re: substitute sth/sb for sth/sb substitute sth/sb with/by sth/sb

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    Your question has been out there for a while with no responses, so perhaps others are as confused as I am. You are using too many abbreviations. Please make your question and examples more clear. It might also be useful to number your questions/examples so someone can address them more easily and clearly.
    I'm sorry about using many abbreviations which made my question not very clear for you
    I mean by using
    sth = something
    &
    sb = somebody

    I meant what the difference between
    substitute someone or something for someone or something else
    and
    substitute someone or something with/by someone for something else

    e.g : substitute John for Alex
    substitute Alex with/by John

    I find it very confusing and I hope to get help that make me understand what I asked for

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    Re: substitute sth/sb for sth/sb substitute sth/sb with/by sth/sb

    I'm going to substitute apple juice for wine = I'm not going to use wine, I'm going to use apple juice instead.

    I'm going to substitute apple juice with wine = I'm not going to use apple juice, I'm going to use wine instead.

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    Re: substitute sth/sb for sth/sb substitute sth/sb with/by sth/sb

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm going to substitute apple juice for wine = I'm not going to use wine, I'm going to use apple juice instead.

    I'm going to substitute apple juice with wine = I'm not going to use apple juice, I'm going to use wine instead.
    thank you for the clear explanation
    I understand the differences now

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