English Preposition By
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Grammar Prepositions- Lesson Twenty Four

In this grammar lesson, you learn about By preposition in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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1. She’s sitting by her computer and talking on the phone.

(by = next to)


2. These beautiful buildings are by the water.

Would you like to live or work by a river or a lake?


3. These office buildings are by a park.

4. They’re sitting by each other and watching a movie.

5. You can learn English by going online.

(by = method. When “by” means method or way, it’s usually followed by a gerund.)
What’s a gerund? read this article: English Grammar Gerunds with examples 


6. You can split wood by using an axe.

7. He’s a loan shark. By making loans at high interest rates, he has become very rich.

8. He’s a surfer. He rides on ocean waves by using a surfboard.

9. You can get around this city very easily by bus.

(by = method of transportation: …by bus, ….by train, …..by car, …..by taxi, …..by plane, etc.)


10. The fastest way to get around this city is by subway.

11. He needs to get to his meeting by 5:30.

(by = before)


12. These buildings used to stand side-by-side until they fell down.

(side-by-side = together)


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