Poll: They estimated that about 200,000 people attended the demonstration.

They estimated that about 200,000 people attended the demonstration.

'About' is necessary.
'About' is unnecessary.

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  • Comments: 4
  • Added: January 2014

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Comments:

Genoveva

If there were EXACTLY 200,000 people the "about" was not necessary. In this case it is.

richard

when we use "estimated" the preposition "about" is implied in it.

Michael Wieloszynski

Richard is correct. If there were exactly 200,000 than it would not be an estimate which, by definition, is an approximattion, thus not exact.

squire

an estimate is approximate; this is therefore a tautology.

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