Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 60
    #1

    by vs of

    Hi everyone =) I'm always confused by the words by and of. I can't really understand these two words. Can anyone explain to me please?

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,627
    #2

    Re: by vs of

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    Hi everyone =) I'm always confused by the words by and of. I can't really understand these two words. Can anyone explain to me please?
    Write some sentences using them how you think they should be used.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 60
    #3

    Re: by vs of

    Thanks for the reply. example. one day i'm gonna let u be impressed OF my improvement. but my girlfriends corrected me that its BY. My girlfriend is an English educated. I asked why do i have to use BY instead of OF but she said it's hard to explain because she used to it already. by the way, I'm a Chinese educated

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,627
    #4

    Re: by vs of

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Example: "One day I'm going to let you be impressed OF my improvement." But my girlfriend corrected me that it's BY. My girlfriend is English educated. I asked why do I have to use BY instead of OF but she said it's hard to explain because she used to it already. By the way, I'm Chinese educated.
    "By" is correct, "with" is also possible, "of" is incorrect. Prepositions are hard to explain, you just have to accept that that is how we say it.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •