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'statistics by'? #1 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 15:11 pm   'statistics by'?
 

Hi,

Can I say 'According to statistics by the Ministry of Transportation,...'? or must there be 'released' after 'statistcs'?

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'statistics by'? #2 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 15:18 pm   'statistics by'?
 

If you use by, then you really ought to use a verb there. Either 'released' or possibly something like 'collated' or 'established'.
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'statistics by'? #3 (permalink) Tue May 31, 2011 6:54 am   'statistics by'?
 

Hi BN,

What if I don't want to use a verb there? Could I replace 'by' with another preposition, 'from' or 'of', for example?
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'statistics by'? #4 (permalink) Tue May 31, 2011 7:51 am   'statistics by'?
 

Hi,

All you need is 'from' and that then makes it clear. I would say 'ministry of transport'.

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'statistics by'? #5 (permalink) Tue Jun 21, 2011 16:43 pm   'statistics by'?
 

Hi Alan,

Is 'transportation' the American equivalent?
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