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    #1

    contaminated by / with

    Drinking water has been contaminated by sewage.
    Drinking water has been contaminated with sewage.
    What's the difference?

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    Re: contaminated by / with

    I find "by" more natural but I can't say that "with" is wrong. However, I would put "The" at the beginning of the sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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