WITH + INSTRUMENT (a heavy object)
| When the agent is mentioned, it is usually preceded by the preposition BY:
The bus had been driven by a young man.
Who was 'Ulysses' written by?
|We use the preposition WITH when we mention the instrument or material used. It is also often used with the verbs: PACK, CRAM, FILL, CROWD:
The child is covered with a blanket.
My living room is crammed with furniture.
| Sometimes both are possible:
She was unexpectedly struck by a falling branch while walking down the street. (A falling branch hit her while she was walking down the street.)
She was unexpectedly struck with a branch while walking down the street. (Somebody hit her with a branch while she was walking down the street.)