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    Smile use of preposition

    Can one drop the preposition by in the sentence manufacturing output declined (by) 10% during the fourth quarter of 2010?

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    Default Re: use of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by wlloy View Post
    Can one drop the preposition by in the sentence manufacturing output declined (by) 10% during the fourth quarter of 2010?
    One can.

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