Hi, may I know the difference between "Referred to by & Referred by" ?
1) My daughter was referred by her school dentist to seek a quotation for her dental braces.
2) The blog was also referred to by The BBC and CNN.
I thought we always have to use refer + to?
Please advise, thanks!
A hospital consultant to a patient: Good Morning, Mrs Jones. I see you have been referred (to me) by Dr Blathers.
However, your sentence is odd. I would have expected one of these:
My daughter was recommended by her school dentist to seek...
My daughter was referred by her school dentist to a specialist to seek...
If this took place in the UK, it is even more odd - dental braces are free for schoolchildren.