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Bye vs By
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What's the difference? Which one is correct?


Definition: A farewell or parting remark.

Usage: Bye is commonly used to say goodbye or bid farewell to someone.

Example sentences:
  • 1. She waved and said bye as she left the room.
  • 2. He shouted bye to his friends as he boarded the train.
  • 3. I'll see you tomorrow. Bye!

Definition: Indicating the means or agency of achieving something.

Usage: By is used to show how something is done or accomplished.

Example sentences:
  • 1. She painted the picture by using watercolors.
  • 2. He solved the puzzle by following the instructions.
  • 3. You can reach the destination by taking a bus.

Bye: Used to bid farewell. By: Indicates the person or thing performing an action. Buy: To acquire something in exchange for payment.

Quizzes about "Bye" vs "By"

Bye vs By: 5 Quizzes

1. What word means farewell?

2. Which word is used to indicate ownership?

3. What word means to purchase something?

4. Which word is a farewell greeting?

5. What word means to acquire in exchange for money?


  • What does 'Bye' mean?

    Goodbye or farewell.

  • What does 'By' mean?

    A preposition indicating the agent performing an action.

  • What does 'Buy' mean?

    To acquire something in exchange for money.

  • How do you say 'Bye' in other languages?

    In Spanish, 'Bye' is 'Adiós'. In French, it is 'Au revoir'. In German, it is 'Auf Wiedersehen'.

  • What are some common phrases that include the word 'Bye'?

    Some common phrases include 'Bye-bye', 'Goodbye', and 'See you later'.