I have written a sentence that my Canadian prof. has corrected it. I was wondering:
The current values for the ligament properties were directly taken from a publication [by: this was mine] [of: that was his correction] Pintar et al.
I would like to know why of is correct here. I would use "by"; it sounds bettter to me.
Thanks Raymott for the quick rely. Does that mean if I replace the publication
by paper then I can use by:
...were directly taken from a paper [by] Pintar et al.
how about this?
Yes. I think that is the situation, from what you've described.
Note that I don't necessarily agree with the professor about the usage; the original sounds OK to me. But I think this is the reason he has changed it.