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

Subject: Re: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:20:29 -0700

On 4/26/2017 1:40 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

The answer to the question in the subject line is "multiply <operand>
by <operand>" is correct and "multiply <operand> times <operand>" is
wrong.

If "multiply the absorbance of the dilution times 20" isn't some
random jargon Bob made up, and the meaning isn't clear in context,
then it's not a great example.

I think the OP wrote the sentence wrong. "Dilution times 20" is one number. "Absorbance" is another number. "Absorbance of the dilution" sounds like an error but it could be a number.

The major error that I see is not in grammar or math, it is either in translation or the example was a misstatement.


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References:
Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?: From: Emoto
Re: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?: From: Lauren
RE: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?: From: Elisa R. Sawyer

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