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Can I omit the word 'by' in the sentence?

Attach it to the cup by using masking tape

Is the sentence still grammatically correct if I remove 'by'?

  • Yes, it would still be grammatical. – Robusto Aug 14 '17 at 3:13
  • Seems correct to me with or without 'by' – Maryam Aug 14 '17 at 3:19
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  • Attach it to the cup (by) using masking tape.

By can be omitted and still leave the sentence grammatically correct. In most cases using and by using are interchangeable.

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