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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Attention of / from / by?

    Hi,

    Consider this sentence:

    These methods have not yet gained sufficient attention of/from/by researchers.

    Which preposition will work here? Ngrams suggest all are OK, with the order I put them in the sentence proportional to their frequency in Ngrams. Are all correct? Or, perhaps, do they differ in meaning? Or can I choose whichever sounds better?

    I know I can write, "Researchers have not paid sufficient attention to these methods," but for certain reason I need the above passive construction (for instance, the previous sentence makes me start this sentence that way).

    Thanks,
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    Re: Attention of / from / by?

    Use from.

    to get/gain attention from somebody

    The Ngam data is irrelevant as it fails to take into account the context of the sentence.

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