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    through/with a remark

    Dear Friends,

    I am writing a report and I wonder if the following structure can be used at all:

    Through/with his remark he said that ...

    Which of the two is more commonly used? Which is better in academic writing? Is there a third option?


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    Re: through/with a remark

    Are you talking about a speech the person made?

    In his remarks,...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: through/with a remark

    Through his remark, he implied...

    With his remark, he made it clear that he...

    To say, "With his remark, he said that ..." is the same as saying:

    "With what he said, he said that..."

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