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    #1

    with again

    Can one say:
    1-You won't achieve much with worrying.
    instead of:
    2-You won't achieve much by worrying.
    Can one say:
    3-You can learn a language only with being patient.
    instead of:
    4-You can learn a language only by being patient.


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    #2

    Re: with again

    I'm not a teacher, but I would choose "by" in both instances.

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    #3

    Re: with again

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one say:
    1-You won't achieve much with worrying.
    instead of:
    2-You won't achieve much by worrying.
    Can one say:
    3-You can learn a language only with being patient.
    instead of:
    4-You can learn a language only by being patient.
    Try to read these sentences without any preposition.


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    #4

    Re: with again

    I personally would choose "by".

    You won't achieve much by (=through the means of) worrying.

    You can learn a language only by (=as a result of) being patient.

    Although I think "with" would also be acceptable in the first sentence.

    Last edited by colloquium; 07-Jun-2008 at 22:18.

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