Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 09:15:14 -0600
From: Kat Rose Kat.Rose[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SPOT.COLORADO.EDU
Subject: Re: Available by calling
Peter McGraw asked about the construction "is available by calling."
I can't tell you anything about the history of the phrase, but I write and
edit for a living, and I change this to a simple "is available
from...at..." at every opportunity. "...may be ordered by calling" would be
on less shaky ground, grammatically, but "from" would still be the better
choice, on the KISS principle.
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