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    Which prepositon fits best in the sentence?

    I am going to make up a sentence below.

    (1) I like all the products ____ this brand.

    I am not sure which preposition to use: by, under, in , or on.

    If you omit a verb like "made" after the word "products", "by" seems to fit best. The reason is that you say "This book is written by someone." So, if you take out "by", you can say "This book by John Brown is very interesting ".

    Sorry. I made a mistake in the original sentence. Please ignore (1) above. It should be,

    (2) I like all the products __ a certain brand.

    I am using word "certain" because I do not want to reveal my choice of the brand name to anyone in a conversation.

    Could someone please explain the original sentence? Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Which prepositon fits best in the sentence?

    I speak American English. I like of best, in is also good, by is okay, and under can work.

    But none sound very natural to me. I'd be much more likely to turn it around: I like all of Apple's products.

    Remember that writing and manufacturing are two different things. So you can't necessarily equate John Brown with Apple.

    I'm interested in seeing what others say.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Which prepositon fits best in the sentence?

    I'd use "by" or possibly "from" to fill the gap. However, like Charlie, I would be more likely to say "I like all [name of brand] products".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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