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    Military Gallery of 1812 was extended by 6 metres

    Dear friends,

    Here is the sentence I'd like to ask you about:

    "After the fire of 1837 in the Winter Palace, the Military Gallery of 1812 was extended by 6 metres".

    Do we need the preposition "by" after "extended"? The meaning of the sentence is that the gallery became 6 metres longer than before.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Military Gallery of 1812 was extended by 6 metres

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Do we need the preposition "by" after "extended"?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    You're welcome.

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    Re: Military Gallery of 1812 was extended by 6 metres

    You could get away without it in informal speech, but I would definitely use by in writing.

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