Published on 06 Jul 2014 | over 4 years ago

Prepositions - 'With', 'Over' & 'By' - English Grammar Lesson

With -

1. Used to indicate being together.

I ordered a sandwich with a drink.
He was with his friends last nigh.
2. Used to indicate having something.

Were you the one talking with an accent?
I met a guy with green eyes.
3. Used to indicate using something.

I wrote a letter with a pen you gave me.
This is the soup I made with rice and barley.
4. Used to indicate feelings.

I walked on the stage with confidence.
I am emailing you with my sincere apologies.

Over -

1. To indicate movement.

Come over to my house for dinner sometime.
They sent over a gift for this birthday.
2. To indicate downward movement.

The big tree fell over a car.
Can you bend over and pick the keys?
3. To indicate more than expected.

The phone rang for over a minute.
The money offered was over our expectation.
4. To indicate a period of time.

I worked there over 5 years.
I am stressed about this issue for over a month.

By -

1. To indicate closeness.

Can I sit by you?
The post office is by the bank.
2. To indicate a passive voice sentence.

The microwave was fixed by the mechanic.
The flowers were delivered by the florist.
3. To indicate an action with a purpose.

You can pass the exam by studying hard.
I expressed my feelings by writing her a letter.
4. To indicate a method.

Please send the package by Air-Mail.
I came here by car.
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