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    Smile Do I have to use "by" to times in the same sentence?

    hello,

    GRAMMAR QUESTION:


    Do I have to use the second preposition "by" in the following sentence or can I skip it? How is it correct grammatically?

    He was characterized by his virtues not by his gentility.


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    Re: Do I have to use "by" to times in the same sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hello,

    GRAMMAR QUESTION:


    Do I have to use the second preposition "by" in the following sentence or can I skip it? How is it correct grammatically?

    He was characterized by his virtues not by his gentility.


    Madox
    You have options:

    He was characterized by his virtues and not by his gentility
    He was characterized by his virtues, not by his gentility
    He was characterized by his virtues, not his gentility.

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    Re: Do I have to use "by" to times in the same sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You have options:

    He was characterized by his virtues and not by his gentility
    He was characterized by his virtues, not by his gentility
    He was characterized by his virtues, not his gentility.

    So, all these options are correct grammatically?

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    Re: Do I have to use "by" to times in the same sentence?

    Yes!

    And here's one more:

    He was characterized by his virtues and not his gentility.

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