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    cover with and cover in

    Dear teachers,

    I know I can say 'to cover something with something'. But I come across a sentnece:

    The cat is covered in blood.

    Could you please explain why 'in' is used here?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: cover with and cover in

    We can use either 'with' or 'in' with 'covered'.

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