Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
A ballot? #1662
04/28/00 02:33 PM
04/28/00 02:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,004
London, UK
shanks Offline OP
old hand
shanks  Offline OP
old hand
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,004
London, UK
How many of you have noted the increasing use of phrases like: "as voted by you"?

I was always under the impression that it should be: "as voted for by you".

Comments? Opinions? (I promise to reveal the results, as voted for by you!)


the sunshine warrior

Re: A ballot? #1663
04/28/00 04:19 PM
04/28/00 04:19 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,981
jmh Offline
jmh  Offline
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,981
I think it should be "voted for by you".

I suppose it is an expression which is generating alternatives as it is difficult to read if the context is not clear - for by is an unusual combination.

Is it only used to those who have voted for a particular person/event or is it used for alllthose involved in the process. Surely the aim of voting is to select someone so it should be "as selected by you" or "as chosen by you".

fogette - OF

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Nikki1221, Veezkneez, LOC, Luna, wordie
9056 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 109 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,158
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.018s Queries: 13 (0.004s) Memory: 3.0711 MB (Peak: 3.1935 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-06-23 19:25:08 UTC