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    By reading one of your publications

    Hi.

    I am writing a letter and I am stuck at a sentence which looks clumsy to me specially the first part. Could you suggest some more sophisticated alternatives?

    "By reading one of your publications, I became familiar with you and your research"

    Thanks.
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    Re: By reading one of your publications

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    Hi.

    I am writing a letter and I am stuck at a sentence which looks clumsy to me specially the first part. Could you suggest some more sophisticated alternatives?

    "By reading one of your publications, I became familiar with you and your research"

    Thanks.
    I would change "by" to "from". I would also invert the clauses: I became familiar with you and your research from reading one of your publications.

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