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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Grammar vs a newspaper article Reply with quote

Should 'by him' below be eliminated?


Mr. Bannon helped propel Roy Moore to the Republican nomination in Alabama and then stuck by him after the candidate was accused of sexual misconduct with several young women as young as age 14. At Mr. Bannon’s urging,
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. If you stick by someone, it means you are still supporting them, even if other people have changed their minds, for example. So he stuck by him while other people didn't support him any more.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
Thank you. I got it. I should have read 'stuck by' as a phrasal verb. I mistakenly read it as passive voice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah I see what you did!
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