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    with estimates forecasting

    Hello.

    I'd like to know if the following sentence is grammatical? I think it's not. It should've been written "Which estimates are forecasting ....... "


    Poland is experiencing a baby boom, with estimates forecasting that up to 400,000 children will be born by the end of 2017, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily has reported.
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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    It's grammatical. It would not be with the replacement you propose. Sorry.
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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's grammatical. It would not be with the replacement you propose. Sorry.
    Thanks for the response.

    But google "with estimates forecasting" and you'll find no result. It seems nobody has ever used this structure before. If they had used it would be at least a result at Google now.

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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    @teechar, I saw your answer before you deleted it, but the problem is that I don't know why it is grammatical. I even don't know where I should consult!

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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    Thanks for the response.

    But google "with estimates forecasting" and you'll find no result. It seems nobody has ever used this structure before. If they had used it would be at least a result at Google now.
    There are 563 hits. Maybe you made a typo?

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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    Thanks for the response.

    But google "with estimates forecasting" and you'll find no result. It seems nobody has ever used this structure before. If they had used it would be at least a result at Google now.
    I get 587 hits including this thread. A minor typo shouldn't change those results much if at all, as Google looks for near matches. The string does not look grammatically odd to me, but I would guess it's not very common.
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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Don't worry too much about Google results.

    The sentence is grammatical, and it is pretty obvious what is meant, but it doesn't make good sense to say that it is the estimates that are forecasting. The subject should instead be some people or experts or analysts or something similar. Surely, the estimate is the predicted figure, ie., 400,000.

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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I get 587 hits including this thread. A minor typo shouldn't change those results much if at all, as Google looks for near matches. The string does not look grammatically odd to me, but I would guess it's not very common.
    I get more than you but unfortunately none of them contains this phrase; they are irrelevant results

    would you please tell me what "with" means in the context?

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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    )would you please tell me what "with" means in the context?
    You could replace it with "as shown by".
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    Re: with estimates forecasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    I get more than you but unfortunately none of them contains this phrase; they are irrelevant results
    They don't contain the phrase because, as I've said, it doesn't actually make sense with estimates as the subject of the verb forecasting. Try googling it the other way round: "with forecasts estimating..."

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