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    Default It's a song by my brother

    Can I say "It's a song by my brother" or it's better to say "written/created by my brother"?

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    Default Re: It's a song by my brother

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Can I say "It's a song by my brother" or it's better to say "written/created by my brother"?
    It depends on how exact you want to be.
    "by" is fine if the context supports it.
    "written" is more definite.
    "created" probably doesn't work here, though a person can create a song.
    You may want to use "composed", as "composed" refers to the making of an art form. "composed" also refers to the arrangement of the music, as well as the words.

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