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Mary was punished from her father.
Mary was punished by her father

Use by (not from) after the passive form to show the doer of the action.

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We come to school every morning.
We come at school every morning,
Someone is standing at the door.
Someone is standing to the door.

Use to to express motion from one place to another, use at to denote position.

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I may be able to go after a week.
I may be able to go in a week.
Also possible:
I may be able to go in a week's time.

When speaking of a period of time in the future, use in, and not after. Here in means after the end of.

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The man shot the bird by a gun.
The man shot the bird with a gun.

When you warn to show the means or the instrument with which the action is done, use with. By denotes the order of the action: The bird was shot by the man.

The following take by and not with: by hand, by post, by phone, by one's watch, by the hour, by the dozen, by the metre.

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I have other books besides these
I have other books except these.
Also possible:
I have other books as well as these

Except means to leave out: Everyone was present except John.

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