# How to use 以

Today we will have a look how to use 以 in a sentence.

### Language points

The preposition 以 means “using, taking , by means of “, usually used in the structure “以…+V”. For example:

The structure 以…为…means “to take…as…” or “to regard…as…”. For example:

The conjunction 以 indicates purpose, meaning “used for, in order to”. It is usually used at the beginning of the latter clause, and the two clauses should share the same subject. For example:

### Dialogue 2

 经理发现餐厅的卫生间很脏，让小王快去打扫一下，因为这会给客人留下不好的印象。经理还看到桌子下面有一些空饮料瓶子和纸盒子没有扔掉。经理让小王以后一定注意这些问题，不管餐厅客人多多，生意多忙，都要保证餐厅干净卫生。小王请经理放心，他会以最快的速度完成。不过小王也建议经理应该再多招聘几个服务员，因为他一个人实在是太忙了，很多事情都来不及做。