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

Subject: Re: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:54:20 -0400

I should have pointed out that all of the dictionaries I tried use "by" in
their examples.

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:48 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:
>
> "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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Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?: From: Emoto
RE: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?: From: Cardimon, Craig

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