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Last Updated: May 05, 2015     Views: 0

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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