Prepositions are small words that are related to another element in the sentence. They are essential because they provide additional details about the sentence.
Prepositions of method and manner are used to explain in what way something is done.
The most used prepositions of manner are by and with:
By + [verb + -ing]/noun;
With + noun.
- She lost 2 kilograms by being vegetarian.
- He cooked the Japanese food by traditional methods.
- He asked for the menu with hurry.
- They cut the onion with a knife.
Prepositions of method and manner show how we do the things.
By is used to indicate the action we do in order to get the result.
With is used to show our manner during the action or the objects we use in order to get the results.
Prepositions are important, as they are small words that are related to another element in the sentence. We use prepositions of method and manner when we wish to explain in what way something is done.
We use by when we talk about actions and it is followed by the gerund [verb + -ing], whereas we use with to talk about objects or tools used to achieve something and it is usually followed by a noun.
— “We can handle the situation by talking.” = By is used to indicate the action we do.
— “She looks at him with love.” = With is used to show our manner during the action.
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