by vs ’bye vs buy : Common Errors in English

About by vs ’bye vs buy

These are probably confused with each other more often through hastethan through actual ignorance, but “by” is the common preposition inphrases like “you should know by now.” It can also serve a numberof other functions, but the main point here is not to confuse “by” withthe other two spellings: “’bye” is an abbreviated form of “goodbye”(preferably with an apostrophe before it to indicate the missingsyllable), and “buy” is the verb meaning “purchase.” “Buy” can also be anoun, as in “that was a great buy.” The term for the position of a competitor who advances to the next level of a tournament without playing is a “bye.” All others are “by.”

by Meaning(s)

  • (r) so as to pass a given point
  • (r) in reserve; not for immediate use

buy Meaning(s)

  • (n) an advantageous purchase
  • (v) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
  • (v) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
  • (v) be worth or be capable of buying
  • (v) acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
  • (v) accept as true

by in News

  1. Bounce on by this nifty little headline

    Bounce on by this nifty little headline Bounce on by this nifty little headline Turns out that researchers have discovered that most of you don't finish articles online, including this one, and some of you will post links to the article without having finished it. The article starts like this: I'm going to keep this brief, because you're not going to stick around for long. For every 161 people ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Soccer-No alarm bells despite poor showings by German youth

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, June 13 (Reuters) - The image of Germany's much-praised youth system was dented this week when the country's Under-21 team completed a poor European showing for their junior squads, but soccer officials say there are no alarm bells ringing. Tournament favourites Germany went out of the European championships in Israel with two consecutive defeats before a futile 2-1 ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Brookside by Day: Beloved breakfast-lunch spot adds dinner hours

    Brookside by Day is by night, too, now that owner Kyle Phillips has completed the final stage of a remodeling project.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Tulsa World

buy in News

  1. Gannett to buy TV station owner Belo for $1.5B

    Gannett says it's reached a deal to buy TV station owner Belo for about $1.5 billion in cash. Under the agreement, the newspaper and TV station owner will buy Belo, based in Dallas, for $13.75 per share. ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance

  2. 'Buy' rating for Albany Molecular

    'Buy' rating for Albany Molecular Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:51 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Albany Greg Bolan, a stock analyst with Sterne Agee, has resumed coverage of Albany Molecular Research, rating it as a "buy." AMRI, which is an Albany-based pharmaceutical company ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Buy Japan on the Dip

    Buy Japan on the Dip        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

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