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    through/with a telescope

    Hello,

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...1?q=telescope+

    - I saw the man with the telescope/through the telescope.

    I cannot understand. Should I use 'through a telescope' or 'with a telescope'? I see the usage with 'though' in Longman and Oxford Dictionaries, but I see some using the usage with 'with' in the forums, for example: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...-ambiguous-why

    I would like to ask both are OK?

    Thanks.

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    Re: through/with a telescope

    When you say you saw the man through the telescope there is no ambiguity.

    When you say you saw the man with the telescope, who has the telescope?

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