Is there any other way to say this? He crossed the creek using the tree (as a bridge). Can I use any preposition after "the creek"?
Dec 3, 2014 9:47 AM
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If you want to use a preposition "by" is fine. He crossed the creek by using a tree as a bridge. In your sentence you really need a comma between "creek" and "using".
December 3, 2014
How about "via"? He crossed the creek via the fallen tree. (This tells us a few things... first, perhaps there were other ways to cross the creek, even if it included wading across; also, "fallen tree" makes it clear that you could use the tree as a bridge and that you didn't need to climb it!) Hope that helps! :)
December 3, 2014
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