THE TRANSLATION OF PREPOSITION AT, ON AND
WITH REFERENCE TO GREEN’S
THE FAULT IN
MADE JAYA MAHARANI
FACULTY OF ARTS
First of all, I would like to express my gratefulness to the Almighty God,
who gave me everything: a good life, health and safety, strength and blessing.
Without his help, this study will never be finished. On this occasion, I also thank
Prof. Dr. Ni Luh Sutjiati Beratha, M.A. as the Dean of Faculty of Arts, Udayana
University, for all the opportunities and facilities given to me till the end of my
study in this faculty. Later, I would like to express my sincerely gratitude to my
Supervisor Putu Ayu Asty Senja Pratiwi, S.S., M.Hum., as well as to my
Co-Supervisor I Made Sena Darmasetiyawan, S.S., M.Hum., for all their advices,
guidance and comments.
I am thankful to my parents and my siblings, who gave me patience, love
and supports that has become the strength to my weaknesses. Further, my thanks
also go to all my friends (sasing 12) that gave me the meaning of friendships and
Despite my efforts to produce a faultless study, I am fully aware that the
reader will find a lot of imperfections, for which I apologize. Finally, I hope this
study will add our knowledge about the functions of preposition at, on and by and
their translation equivalences into Indonesian.
Denpasar, March 2016
Made Jaya Maharani
This study is entitled “The Translation of Preposition at, on and by with
Reference to Green’s The Fault in Our Stars”. The aims of this study were to identify the functions and analyze the equivalences of English preposition at, on and by that were found in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.
The data were collected by using library research. Meanwhile, the collected data were analyzed by using qualitative method. They were described in detail based on theories to the topic of discussion. The theories that used in this study were theory from Quirk (A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language) and theory from Larson (Meaning based Translation).
Based on the findings of the study, there were some functions of preposition at, on and by. They were: to denote place, to denote position, to denote time, to denote condition, to denote stimulus, to denote goal or target, to denote means and to denote agentive. There were found some translation equivalences of the prepositions at, on and by, such as: At is translated into di, pada, dalam, atas and kepada. On is translated into di, pada, di atas, dengan, and ke. By is translated into dengan, oleh and di.
Keyword: Translation, preposition, function and equivalence
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.5.2 Methods and Techniques of Collecting Data ... 4
1.5.3 Methods and Techniques of Analyzing Data ... 4
1.5.4 Methods and Techniques of Presenting Result of Analysis ... 5
CHAPTER II REVIEW OF LITERATURES, CONCEPTS AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK... 7
18.104.22.168 Literal Translation ... 13
22.214.171.124 Modified Literal Translation ... 14
126.96.36.199 Idiomatic Translation ... 14
188.8.131.52 Unduly Free Translation ... 15
2.2.4 Translation Equivalence ... 15
184.108.40.206 Textual Translation ... 16
220.127.116.11 Formal Correspondence ... 16
2.2.5 Preposition ... 16
2.2.6 Simple and Complex Preposition ... 17
2.3 Theoretical Framework ... 17
2.3.1 Functions of Preposition ... 19
18.104.22.168 The Function of Preposition: Place ... 19
22.214.171.124 The Function of Preposition: Time ... 23
126.96.36.199 The Cause/ Purpose Spectrum ... 24
188.8.131.52 The Means/ Agentive Spectrum ... 25
CHAPTER III THE ANALYSIS OF PREPOSITION AT, ON AND BY ... 27
3.1 The Equivalence of Preposition at in Indonesia ... 27
3.2 The Equivalence of Preposition on in Indonesian... 31
3.3 The Equivalences of Preposition by in Indonesia ... 35
3.4 The Tree Diagram of Prepositional Phrase ... 37
CHAPTER IV CONCLUSION ... 49
BIBLIOGRAPHY ... 50
SL : Source Language
TL : Target Language
PP : Prepositional Phrase
P : Preposition
NP : Noun Phrase
1.1 Background of Study
Translation nowadays has become the need in our life. It is important since
the translation itself often found in the text; e.g., English newspapers, novels,
magazines, or international journals that have different language and need to be
translated into our language. In translating there are many things that a translator
has to consider. For instance, the translator needs to understand the process of
studying the lexicon, grammatical structure, situation of communication and the
context of culture of the source language text. Larson in his book Meaning- Based
Translation stated that translation is basically a change of form (Larson, 1998:3).
In this case the forms which are meant by Larson referring to the actual words,
phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, etc., that are spoken or written.
In translating a language it also found a large number of difficulties, such
as: how to translate English language as source language (SL) into Indonesian as
target language (TL) since three words in English such as prepositions at, on and
by can have many translations in Indonesian. In general term, prepositions are short words that usually come before nouns. In everyday-use prepositions are very
important because their functions are to connect various parts of a sentence.
As has been mentioned previously, there are some difficulties in
translating a language. The following sentences are the examples of one difficulty
examples: (1) “Sakura puts an apple on the table”. When it translated into
Indonesian the sentence becomes “Sakura menaruh sebuah apel diatas meja”. (2)
“Caroline comes on Wednesdays”. When it translated into Indonesian the
sentence becomes “Caroline datang pada hari rabu”. Both examples contain
preposition on in the sentence but when they are translated into Indonesian those prepositions have different translations. It means the translation of preposition on in the example above can result in some different translation forms.
From the case above, it can be seen that one English preposition has many
translations in Indonesian. Thus, it is very interesting to analyze the function and
translation equivalent of English preposition. Meanwhile, in this study three of
English prepositions, such as: at, on and by are discussed. Those prepositions are
chosen in this study since they are commonly used in daily conversation and can
be found in various texts.
1.2 Problems of Study
There are two problems that occur in this study based on the background
1. What are the functions of English preposition at, on, and by found in the novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green?
1.3 Aims of Study
In relation to the problems that occurred in the process of translating, there
are some aims of this study, such as:
1. As final paper (skripsi) to obtain the S1 degree in English Department
Faculty of Arts Udayana University.
2. To make the readers more understand about English language preposition
e.g. at, on, and by.
1. To identify the functions of English language preposition at, on and by in
2. To analyze the translation equivalents of English language preposition at,
on, and by in Indonesian.
1.4 Scope of Discussion
The discussion in this study was only focused on identifying the functions
and analyzing the equivalences English preposition at, on, and by that are found in
the John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars. The tree diagrams of prepositional
phrase were also added in this study, in order to add information which still has
1.5 Research Methods
1.5.1 Data Source
The data of this study were focused on English prepositions at, on and by,
which were taken from a novel entitled “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
(2012) and translated by Ingrid Dwijani Nimpoeno (2014). This novel was chosen
as the source data because of some reasons: First, it has fascinating storyline about
two teenage cancer patients. Second, John Green as the author was considered to
be one of the greatest authors in the world. Third, the novel was becoming a New
York bestselling novel and it eventually adapted into a film. Besides, there were
many English language prepositions at, on and by found in this novel.
1.5.2 Methods and Techniques of Collecting Data
The data of this study were collected by using library research.
Meanwhile, the techniques of the data were done by several steps. Reading and
comparing both English and Indonesian novel is the first step. The second step is
finding out the sentences that contain the preposition at, on and by. After that, those prepositions were marked, underlined and retyped based on both English
and Indonesian translation of The Fault in Our Stars novel.
1.5.3 Methods and Techniques of Analyzing Data
The collected data were analyzed by using qualitative method. They were
described in detail based on theories to the topic of discussion. The selected data
English language preposition at, on, and by based on concept and theoretical framework. In sum, the data is done by finding the translation equivalences in
both English and Indonesian sentences that contain preposition at, on and by. Then, the functions of the preposition are defined.
1.5.4 Methods and Techniques of Presenting Result of Analysis
The analysis of the data was presented by numbering format. Then, the
analyzing data were described based on classification of the function of
prepositions and their translation equivalences. The following sentence is the
example on how the analyzing data are presented:
SL: I’d taken a seat on the corner of his unmade bed. (Green, 2012: 31)
TL: Aku sudah duduk di pojok ranjang Augustus yang berantakan. (Nimpoeno,
The prepositional phrase on the corner
Tree Diagram of prepositional phrase on the corner:
From the example above it can be seen that preposition on in the sentence is
translated into di in Indonesian. The function of preposition in SL and TL above is
REVIEW OF LITERATURES, CONCEPTS, AND THEORETICAL
1.1 Review of Literatures
Studies on the translation of English language preposition have been done
by some students of English Department. These studies give much contribution to
this study. The literary reviews about English language preposition are briefly
described as follows:
The first study was written by Yasa (2010) entitled “Preposition In, On, At and Their Translation into Indonesian in the Novel Entitled ‘Revolt in Paradise’
by K’tut Tantri”. His study aims to find out the translation, the function, and the
meaning of preposition in, on, and at, classified in accordance with kinds of
preposition indicates time, place, instrument, condition, and goal or target and
their translation in Indonesian. Yasa’s study was using Quirk’s University Grammar of English Language and Larson’s Meaning based translation. In his
study, he found that many cases of preposition in, on, and at indicates time, place,
instrument, condition, goal, and target have several meanings and functions. It
means the translation of preposition in, on, and at can result in some different translation forms. He also found that preposition in is translated into di, dengan, dalam and ke. Preposition on is translated into di, di atas, pada, dengan, dari, and
in and at since it has three problems. However, those make this study more
complicated that it should be.
The second study was written by Suhartatik (2010) entitled “The
Translation of Preposition By into Indonesian”. Her study is mainly aimed at classifying the function of proposition by and its equivalences into Indonesian. In
order to classify the data, she used the theory from Larson (1984) and Quirk
(1985). Results showed that there are seven functions of preposition by in the
novel If Tomorrow Comes, such as: denoting space, denoting time, denoting
agentive, denoting stimulus, denoting means, denoting cause and reason, and
denoting manner. There are also found various equivalences of preposition by into
Indonesian, such as: di, ke, menjelang, ketika, sampai, terhadap, akan, melalui, dengan, oleh, hanya, karena, and tentang. In her study, there is interesting thing
that eventually become the strengths of this study, such as: there are various
numbers of the functions and equivalences of the preposition by into Indonesian
that may be in other study do not have. Those are giving new knowledge to those
who do not know that the English preposition by can have many translation in Indonesian besides the preposition dengan, oleh and melalui. Meanwhile, since
this study only focused on preposition by, it makes this study lack of variation of
prepositions while we know that there are a lot of English prepositions besides the
The third study was written by Primayanti (2007) entitled “An Analysis of
translation equivalence of preposition in, on, and at into Indonesian and finding the variation of translation of proposition in, on, and at. In her study, she used the
theory from Larson (1998) to find and analyze the data and results showed that the
preposition in is translated into di, dengan, dalam, di dalam, ke, zero (equivalence), untuk. The preposition on is translated into di, di atas, zero
(equivalence), pada, dengan, dari, ke. Meanwhile, the preposition at is translated into di, dengan, ke, dari, dalam, zero (equivalence). Besides, she also explained
that there are variations of translation of English preposition into Indonesian. This
study has more variation of English preposition. It makes this study more
interesting to read and gives some new information to those who want to learn and
understand especially about the prepositional meaning and the translation
equivalences of preposition at, in, and on. However, this study only used one
theory while the other studies that have same topic usually used two theories to
solve each problem.
Besides those studies, some scientific journals also give contribution to
this study. The first article of journal is written by Al Yaari (2013) entitled “The
Problem of Translating the Prepositions at, in and on into Arabic: An Applied Linguistic Approach”. His study aims to explore the difficulties Saudi EFL
students face during the process of translating the English prepositions at, in and
on into Arabic. It also aims at identifying which gender type is better in translating these prepositions in particular. The findings revealed that Saudi EFL
students face problems related to use and usage when transferring simple
performances of both males and females where females scored higher marks than
those scored by the males. These findings suggest that acquired skills and abilities
involved in translation appear to be more strongly activated in the English-Arabic
tasks in women as compared to men.
This study gives much contribution to those who want to learn and
understand about statistical in translation, such as: how to measure the amount of
total number of the correct and incorrect of students’ answer related to use and
usage when transferring simple prepositions from English into Arabic. However,
in this study the writer only selected the test items into both time and place cases.
The last but not least is an article of journal written by Humeid (2013)
entitled “Compound Prepositions Used by Iraqi EFL University Students”. The
study is aimed at identifying and analyzing the errors which Iraqi EFL university
students are liable to make in using compound prepositions also giving a clearer
rationale for the possible causes for such errors. In his study, he focused on
Hornby’s theories (2006). Meanwhile, the results of his study can be concluded
that the majority of Iraqi EFL university students fail to recognize and produce
such propositions. Moreover, they do not realize the function of such prepositions
because they do not discern their meanings and most books of grammar do not list
their meanings or uses.
In his study, there are some points to be noticed; he is very detailed in
explaining compound prepositions and the results of his study are very clear.
However, there is no recommendation to the students so that their students’
Those above-mentioned studies give the writer a lot of ideas and new
knowledge to do this study since all the studies have the same topic about the
English language preposition.
Translation consists of transferring the meaning of the source language
into receptor language (Larson, 1998:3). The meaning, which is being transferred,
must be constant and only the form changes. The form, which the translation is
made called source language (SL) and the form into, which it is to be changed
called receptor language (RL) or target language (TL).
Meanwhile, Catford (1965: 20) stated translation process is the
replacement of textual material in one language (SL) by equivalent textual
material in another language (TL). The term ‘textual material’ underlines the fact
that in normal conditions it is not entire of a source language (SL) text is
translated, that is, replaced by target language (TL) equivalents. At one or more
levels of language, there may be no replacement at all but simple transference of
source language (SL) text. Besides, he also stated that translation is an operation
performed on languages: a process of substituting a text in one language for a text
According to Nida (1982:12) translation consists in producing in the
receptor language the closest natural equivalent to the message of the source
we mean that the equivalent forms should not be ‘foreign’ either in form (except
of course for such inevitable matters as proper names) or meaning.
2.2.2 The Process of Translation
According to Larson (1998: 4) the process of translation can be shown by the
SOURCE LANGUAGE RECEPTOR LANGUAGE
Discover the meaning Re-express the meaning
Based on the diagram above, it can be described that a translator must
discover the meaning of Source Language that is being translated into Receptor
Language. Then the translator arranges as natural as possible the meaning of SL
based on appropriate word choices and grammatical structure of TL. For
SL : Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was
depressed (Green, 2012: 3) Text to be
TL: Di penghujung musim dingin usia ketujuh belasku, Mom menyimpulkan aku
depresi (Nimpoeno, 2014: 9).
1.2.3 Kinds of Translation
As has been mentioned previously, translation consists of transferring the
meaning of the source language to another language (Larson, 1998: 3). To do
effective translation one must discover the meaning of the source language and
use receptor language forms which express this meaning in a natural way.
Translation can be divided into four there are literal translation, modified literal
translation, idiomatic translation, and unduly free translation.
Literal translation is a form-based translation that attempt to follow the
form of the source language. Literal translation can be very effective for purposes
related to the study of the source language, for some purposes, it is desirable to
reproduce the linguistic features of the source text.
SL : Mom arrived at the curb (Green, 2012: 20)
TL : Mom tiba di pinggir jalan (Nimpoeno, 2014: 32)
From the example above, it can be described that the element of the TL
184.108.40.206Modified Literal Translation
This modified literal translation is kind of translation that still has relation
and it needs a modification of the literal translation. The modification could be
word order or adjustment, by using acceptable sentence structure in the target
language. Yet, the lexical items are translated literally but still sound unnatural.
SL : So when I got home I went out into the backyard (Green, 2012: 53)
TL : Jadi, setibanya di rumah, aku keluar ke pekarangan belakang
(Nimpoeno, 2014: 76)
The example above shows that the translator modifies word per word.
The word “I” in the sentence only translated one time but it does not change the
message which wants to be conveyed.
Idiomatic translation is meaning-based translation and makes every effort
to communicate the meaning of the source language text in the natural forms of
the receptor language. Idiomatic translation uses the natural forms of the receptor
language both in grammatical construction and in the choice of lexical item. For
SL: Isaac turned and run up the stairs, taking them two at a time (Green, 2012:16)
The example above is idiomatic translation since at a time in the SL text is translated into setiap kalinya in the TL text. The form of TL text is different from
the form SL text and it needs to adapt the form in the TL text as natural as
220.127.116.11Unduly Free Translation
This kind of translation is not considered acceptable translations for most
purposes since it can change the meaning. The message of the TL may not transfer
correctly in the TL but when once this kind of translation is needed, it is more to
tell a humor or to bring a special response from the receptor language speaker.
SL: I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they
have supplied what was lacking from you. For they refreshed my spirit and yours
also. Such men deserve recognition. (Larson, 1998: 19)
TL: It sure is good to see Steve, Lucky and ‘Big Bam’. They sorta make up for
your not being here. They’re a big boost to both me and you all. Let’s give them a
big hand. (Larson, 1998: 19)
The sentence above has a purpose to make anxiety text seem
contemporary, but the final result is an unduly translation.
1.2.4 Translation Equivalence
Translation equivalence is the translation process in order to transfer the
Catford (1965:27) makes distinction between ‘textual equivalent’ and ‘formal
A textual equivalence is any TL form (text or portion of text), which is
observed to be the equivalent of a given SL form (text or portion) or that portion
of TL text which is changed when and only when a given portion of the SL text is
18.104.22.168 Formal Correspondence
A formal correspondence is any target language (TL) category which may
be said occupy, as nearly as possible, the same place in the economy of the target
language (TL) as the given source language (SL) category occupies in the source
Preposition is a particle (word or word-equivalent use with noun or
pronoun land usually placed before it) to form a phrase. Preposition is very
important in a sentence. It usually used to introduce information to the readers.
This information includes where something takes place such as; 'at' school, when
or why something takes place such as; 'after' lunch, or general descriptive
1.2.6 Simple and Complex Preposition
Quirk (1973: 144) divided two types of preposition such as simple and
complex preposition. According to him, what is meant by simple preposition
consists of a single word, such as at, in and for. Meanwhile, complex preposition
consists more than one word, such as along with, as for, away from, out of, up
1.3 Theoretical Framework
Theoretical framework is one of the aspects that support a validity of a
scientific study. It is formulated to describe and explain the previous theory as
reference to the existing phenomena. Thus, this study also has to have a
As has been mentioned previously, this study discussed about function and
translation equivalences of preposition at, on and by. To support in analyzing and
identifying the data, the theories that were used in this study were theories that
proposed by Quirk in his book A comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (1985).
Quirk (1985: 657) stated:
In the most general terms, a preposition expresses a relation between two entities, one being that represented by the prepositional complement, the other by another part of the sentence.
Although there are four general functions of prepositions, those place and
time are the most prominent and easy to identify of the various types of relational meaning. Other relationship such as instrument and cause may also be recognized
but they are more difficult to describe.
In relation to the translation this study used theories that proposed by
Larson in his book Meaning-Based Translation (1998) in order to get the
translation equivalences from SL text into TL text.
Larson (1998, 3) stated:
Translation is basically a change of form. When we speak of the form of a language, we are referring to the actual words, phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, etc., which are spoken or written.
Translation, here, consists of transferring the meaning of the source language
into receptor language. This is carried out the form of the first language to the
1.3.1 Functions of Preposition
There are four general functions of preposition, such as: place, time,
instrument, and cause (Quirk, 1973; 143). For Example:
1. The preposition as a marker of Place or Position
Examples: My books are in the bookshelf.
2. The preposition as a marker of Time
Examples: She is not here in three days
3. The preposition as a marker of Means/Instrument
Examples: I usually go to campus by motorcycle.
4. The preposition as a marker of Cause
Examples: Because of the drought, the price of bread was high year.
22.214.171.124The Function of Preposition: Place
When we use a preposition to indicate place, we do so in relation to the
dimensional properties, whether subjectively or objectively conceived, of the
location concerned. For examples:
Our cottage is on the road
There are only two beds in the cottage
b. Positive Position and Destination
Between the notions of simple position (or static location) and direction
Ann went to Oxford as the result Ann was at Oxford
Ann climbed onto the roof as the result Ann was on the roof
Ann dived into the water as the result Ann was in the water
c. Source or Negative Position: away, from, off, out of
There is a cause and effect relation with negative destination and position
parallel to that of positive destination and position.
Tom got out of the water -Tom is out of the water
d. Relative Position
Apart from simple position, preposition may express the relative position
of two object of group of object.
We placed the skis on top of the car.
Other prepositions denoting space are by, beside, with, near, between
He was standing beside the door (at the side of)
f. Relative Destination: over, under, behind
As well as relative position, the preposition that have function as relative
position can also express relative destination.
g. Passage: over, behind, under
With verbs of motion, preposition may express the idea of passage
(movement toward and then away from a place), as well as destination.
He jumped over a ditch
Someone ran behind the goalposts.
h. Passage: across, through, past
The sense of ‘passage’ is the primary locative function attached to across
(dimension type 1 or 2), through (dimension type 2 or 3) and past (the passage equivalent to by which may also, however, be substituted for past in a ‘passage’
i. Movement with reference to a Directional Path: up, down, along
The prepositions above with verb of motion make up a group of
preposition expressing movement with reference to an axis or directional path.
j. Orientation: beyond, over, past, up, across
Most prepositions which express relative destination, passage and
movement with reference to a directional path can be used in a static sense of
The live across the moors
k. Resultative Meaning: from, out of, over, past
Preposition which have the meaning of motion can usually have also a
static resultative meaning when combined with be, indicating the state of having
Te horses are over the fence (‘have now jumped over’)
l. Pervasive Meaning: over, throughout, with.
Over (Dimension type 1 or 2) and through (dimension type 2 or 3,
especially when preceded by all, have pervasive meaning (either static or motional).
The child was running (all) over the flower border.
m.Metaphorical or Abstract Use of Place Preposition
Many place prepositions have abstract meanings which are clearly related,
through metaphorical connection, to their locative uses. Very often prepositions so
used keep the grouping (in terms of similarity or contrast of meaning) that they
have when used in literal reference to place. One may perceive a stage by stage
extension of metaphorical usage in such a series as:
In shallow water (purely literal)
In deep water (also metaphorical = ‘in truble’)
In difficulties (the preposition is used metaphorically)
In a tough spot (= ‘in a difficult situation’: both the preposition and the
noun are metaphorical since literally spot would require
126.96.36.199The Function of Preposition: Time
a. Time Position: at, on, in
At, on, and in as prepositions of time when are to some extent parallel to
the same items as positive prepositions of position, although in the time sphere
there are only two ‘dimension types’, ‘point of time’ and ‘period of time’.
At ten o’clock
On New Year’s day
b. Measurement into the future : in
To denote measurement from the present time, the post posed adverb ago is used for a span back to a point of time in the past, and in for a similar span ahead
into the future.
We met three months ago.
We will meet in three months time
We will meet in three months from now
c. Duration: for, during, over, (all) through, throughout.
Preparation phrases of duration answer the how long?
How long did you camp in Scotland?
d. Duration: from…to, until, up to
From…to (till) is another pair of preposition whose locative function is
transferred to duration.
We camped there from June till September
188.8.131.52The Cause/ Purpose Spectrum
a. Cause, reason, motive: because of, on account of, for, from.
At one end of the cause/purpose spectrum, we have prepositions expressing
either the material cause or the psychological cause (motive) for a happening.
Phrase of cause, reason, and motive answer the question why…?
We had to drive slowly because of the heavy rain.
On account of his wide experience, he was made chairman.
b. Purpose, intended destination: for
Phrases of purpose or destination answer the questions Why…?, What…for?,
Where…for?, or Who…for?.
He will do anything for money.
Everyone ran for shelter.
c. Recipient, goal, target: for, to, at
When for is followed by noun phrases denoting persons or animals, the
recipient expressed by for, the preposition to is expressed actual recipient. At, in combinations such as aims at (where the prepositional phrase is complementary to
the verb), express intended goal or target.
He laid a trap for his enemies.
She made a beautiful doll for her daughter.
He cooked a dinner for her.
d. Source, origin: from
From is used with reference to ‘place of origin’.
He comes from Scotland/Glasgow. (He is a Scot/ a Glaswegian).
184.108.40.206The Means/ Agentive Spectrum
a. Manner: in…manner, like, with.
Manner can be expressed by in…manner, and with. With transitive and intransitive verb, like can also have the function of ‘in a manner resembling’; with
copular verbs, its meaning is purely that of ‘resemblance’.
The job was done in a workmanlike manner.
We were received with the utmost courtesy.
The army swept through the city like a pestilence
b. Means and Instrument
I usually go to work by buss
He caught the ball with his left hand
c. Instrument and agentive: with, by
Someone had broken the window with a stone.
The window had been broken with a stone by someone.
d. Stimulus: at
The relation between an emotion and its stimulus (normally an abstract
stimulus) can be expressed by at or by the instrumental by.
I was alarmed at his behaviors.
e. Accompaniment: with
Especially when followed by an animate complement, with has meaning in
company with or together with (communitative function).
With all the noise, she was finding it hard to concentrate/
f. Support and opposition: for, with, against
For coveys the idea of support ( in favour of) and with that of solidarity or
movement is sympathy.