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    "They followed with an action."

    Apparently "they" here is an agent (people). So an action comes after something, right? So by an action or with an action? Any difference?

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    Re: follow with

    Quote Originally Posted by ian2 View Post
    "They followed with an action."

    Apparently "they" here is an agent (people). So an action comes after something, right? So by an action or with an action? Any difference?

    Thanks.
    Yes, big difference. "They followed with an action" is fine. and you're right, the action comes after something.

    I don't think you can use by. "They were followed by an action" is grammatical, but doesn't make sense.

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