Grammar Patterns

by N

Nouns with other meanings

There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern. All these nouns except instinct and proxy are count nouns.
Some were judged guilty by association - being friends, relatives or flatmates of those who were involved.
The two men, from south London, deny charges of gross indecency and are taking the case to crown court so they can be tried by jury.
He never mentions her by name.
If you decide to vote by proxy you must find someone suitable to vote at your polling station on your behalf.
  • by association
  • by Caesarean
  • by committee
  • by instinct
  • by jury
  • by name
  • by proxy
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