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    Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    Is the usage of by correct here?


    Stress is often called a 21st century illness but it has always been with us if perhaps by different names.

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    I would use "with".

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    Are there the other possibilities?

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    Why would you need alternatives?

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Why would you need alternatives?
    To improve my English.

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    Good answer. I can't think of another preposition to use there.

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    The sentence is fine as it is, isn't it?

    It can be interpreted as:

    Stress is often called a 21st century illness, but it has always been with us if [it has] perhaps [been called] by different names.

    Those words in square brackets are omitted.

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    In your restatement, I would use "even" before "if" and delete "perhaps".

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    Re: Stress is often called a 21st century illness

    Quote Originally Posted by Kharkhun View Post
    Are there the other possibilities?
    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, "under".

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