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    #1

    Back up by/with

    How to use "back up" to mean "accompany with"?

    I wanted to accompany that singer with the guitar.

    1) I wanted to back up that singer by the guitar.
    2) I wanted to back up that singer with the guitar.
    3) I wanted to back that singer up by the guitar.
    4) I wanted to back that singer up with the guitar.

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    Re: Back up by/with

    I would back the singer up on guitar.

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    #3

    Re: Back up by/with

    I would back up the singer on guitar.

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    #4

    Re: Back up by/with

    That too.

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    Re: Back up by/with

    Guys, what about this example from a dictionary.

    "a singer backed by piano and bass." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/back%20up Why do they use BY PIANO here?

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    Re: Back up by/with

    The dictionary's example is about 'backed', not 'backed up'.

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