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    ian2 is offline Member
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    Default follow with

    "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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    Default 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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