bi vs. vs. buy vs. by vs. bye – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Bi-

Definition:

Two or twice

Examples:

He has his teeth cleaned bi-yearly; every six months.

VS.

Buy

Definition:

obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

Examples:

She buys for the big department store

VS.

By

Definition:

Used in specifying adjacent dimensions or next to, or an agent of a passive action

Examples:

a room ten by twenty meters, He stood by the door. Or The book was written by Jack Straw.

VS.

Bye

Definition:

An informal farewell remark

Examples:

Bye, I'll see you later.

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