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Lingo
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:33:29 PM
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1) But as Western medicine grows in popularity, climbers can no longer make money selling herbs.

2) But as Western medicine grows in popularity, climbers can no longer make money by selling herbs.

How to explain "selling herbs" and "by selling herbs" in the two sentences above? What are the differences?

Thanks a lot.

Best wishes.
palapaguy
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:05:28 PM

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They mean the same thing, and both are colloquial. I think "by selling herbs" is the more grammatically correct form, but the other form is widely used as well.
Lingo
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:54:31 PM
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palapaguy wrote:
They mean the same thing, and both are colloquial. I think "by selling herbs" is the more grammatically correct form, but the other form is widely used as well.


Yes, now it is clear to me. Thanks a lot.

All the best.
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