Where should I use “BY” and “WITH”

Where to use “BY” and “WITH”


Both prepositions tell how the work is done.

But there is a difference

For example,

“By” comes before (ing form)

For example
They improved their fluency BY speaking

You can cook a delicious cake, BY adding butter

“By” comes before a noun which is used mainly for communication or transportation

For example:-

He went to Singapore by plane/by car/by bus/by subway

I got your details by fax /by phone

Read: Where to use “In” and “On”

“WITH” is used when body parts or “TOOLS” are mentioned.

For example:-

I opened the bottle WITH an opener

He opened the door WITH his hands

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Where to use “OFF” and “OF”


Where to use “OFF” and “OF”

Using Of

  • To show what something contains

    • A cup of tea
    • A plate of roasted chicken
    • A glass of milk
    • A jar or tea leaves
    • A bouquet of flowers
    • A bottle of milk power
    • To show a point of reckoning

      • North of the wall
      • West of Jakarta
      • South of Durban
      • East of Tokyo

 To show possession

  • The hand of God
  • A branch of tree
  • A part of me
  • A tributary of river
  • People of India
  • To state what something is made of

    • A splinter of wood
    • A heart of gold

Using Off

The word off is the opposite of the word on. For example:

  • Switch it on. Switch it off.
  • Wipe that paint off the wall.
  • Clean the floor of the littered milk

(In this example, the prepositional phrase is off the wall. The word off is a preposition.)

  • Stop showing off.

(Here, off is a particle.)

  • Get off the table.
  • She lived off the land.
  • She is going off you.



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