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See also: Appendix:Variations of "by"
бы • (bə)
declension of бы
бы • (by)
- A verbal particle used to render conditional and subjunctive patterns
- The particle бы is often shortened to б (b).
- The particle бы may appear in any place within a sentence except the beginning. In colloquial speech it can be heard used multiple times within the same clause, but this usage is considered erroneous.
- The particle бы is, in some expressions, omitted in colloquial settings. For example: