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We use by ... in many expressions to say how we do something. e.g.: send something by post, do something by hand, pay by check/ by credit card, or something can happen by mistake/ by chance.
In the same way we use by ... to say how somebody travels. e.g.: by car/ by train/ by plane etc.
We say something is done by somebody. e.g.: The programme was watched by millions of people.
By also means next to/ beside. e.g.: Come and sit by me.
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