Replace WITH or BY?


Both with and by may be used together with the verb replace.
These are the most common structures:
Active: something/somebody replaces something/somebody

  • Computers cannot replace teachers.
  • A new version will soon replace the current software.
  • Mrs Evans replaced the previous manager.

Active: replace something/somebody with something/somebody

  • We replaced the old cupboard with some shelves.
  • You can’t replace me with anyone. I’m irreplaceable.
  • They replaced old workers with young ones.

Passive: something/somebody is replaced by something/somebody

  • The old computers have been replaced by new ones.
  • Janet’s smile disappeared and was immediately replaced by a frown.
  • I don’t want to be replaced by a younger worker.

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