Need some advice on the use of preposition,thx teachers! ^o^

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I paid the bill in cash.
Can I say " I paid the bill with cash"?

2.
Father paid the bill by cheque.
Can I say " Father paid the bill in cheque"?

3. What is the difference between " paid in" and "paid by"?

4.Did you go to church on New Year's Eve? ( correct, for sure)
Can I say, ... go to church during New Year's Eve?

5. The bag is made of plastic.
Wine is made from grapes.
When do I use " made of" and "made from"?

Please help, teachers! Thanks soooooooo much ^o^
 

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Pay in cash
Pay with\by credit card, cheque

On New Year's Eve

Made of = the material is unchanged
Made from = the material is transformed

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Re: Need some advice on the use of preposition,thx teachers!

Helped Wanted said:
1.
I paid the bill in cash.
Can I say " I paid the bill with cash"?

2.
Father paid the bill by cheque.
Can I say " Father paid the bill in cheque"?

3. What is the difference between " paid in" and "paid by"?

4.Did you go to church on New Year's Eve? ( correct, for sure)
Can I say, ... go to church during New Year's Eve?

5. The bag is made of plastic.
Wine is made from grapes.
When do I use " made of" and "made from"?

Please help, teachers! Thanks soooooooo much ^o^

I agree with all of TDOL's answers. In American English we pay "with" cash as well as "in" cash, though "in" is more common. :wink:
 
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Thank you sooooooo much, teacher Tdol and teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^

Sorry for asking more, why do we use paid in cash while paid with/by cheque? Thanks for replying, teachers! ^o^
 

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Helped Wanted said:
Thank you sooooooo much, teacher Tdol and teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^

Sorry for asking more, why do we use paid in cash while paid with/by cheque? Thanks for replying, teachers! ^o^

I don't know. It's just part of the idiom of English. It probably arose because checks and credit cards are indirect means of payment. :wink:
 
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Thank you sooooooo much for the advice again, teacher MikeNewYork and teacher Ronbee! ^o^
 

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You're quite welcome, Help Wanted. :D

Hey, you've got 200 posts!

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Helped Wanted said:
Thank you sooooooo much for the advice again, teacher MikeNewYork and teacher Ronbee! ^o^

You're welcome, once again. It's great to have you here. :wink:
 
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