Sanya
Can I put by in the place of with? Overwhelmed with gratitude, he fell to his knees. May I replace 'with' with 'by' in the above sentence? If yes, is there any difference between these two usages? Thank you!
Apr 28, 2011 2:06 AM
Answers · 5
No it is not correct to do so
April 28, 2011
No, you can't. by = cause comes from outside with = cause comes from inside You can be overwhelmed by someone else's gratitude, but not by your own.
April 28, 2011
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Sanya
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English