“move two inches” vs. “move by two inches”

He walks two kilometers every day.

Is two kilometers a adverb here?

Which is more appropriate:

He moved two inches.

He moved by two inches.

Explain.

Thank you.

Answer

In your sentence He walks two kilometers every day, He is a subject,walks is a transitive verb,two kilometers is a noun,every day is an adverb. So the structure of this sentence is subject + transitive verb + noun + adverb.

He moved two inches should be the more appropriate than He moved by two inches
He is a subject, moved is a transitive verb,two inches is a noun. The structure of this sentence is subject + transitive verb + noun. Please refer to the explanation of Move and take a look at I’m so cold I can’t move my fingers

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