RE: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?

Subject: RE: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Emoto' <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:48:57 +0000

"By" sounds better.

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Subject: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?

I am dealing with laboratory instructions (recipes, if you will) for biochemists and lab technicians.

Part of my gig is to clarify and clean up language as I make other required doc changes.

I come across something like "multiply the absorbance of the dilution times 20" and want to change "times" to "by".

Am I being pedantic?

Bob
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