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    by and any

    Hello!
    My questions:
    1.When can you use an adverb after by? ie: by slowly
    2. After any when do we use the plular and the singular form?
    Thanx
    Bence

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    Re: by and any

    Quote Originally Posted by tothbence91 View Post
    Hello!
    My questions:
    1.When can you use an adverb after by? ie: by slowly
    2. After any when do we use the plular and the singular form?
    Thanx
    Bence
    1. "By" is a preposition. An adverb that modifies a following gerund or adjective would be correct.

    by slowly entering the room
    by happily singing a song
    by very many people

    2. Any can be used with singular or plural count nouns and with noncount nouns. I'm not sure what you are asking

    any man
    any men
    any cake
    any cakes
    any salt

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