A survey done to around 300 people

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by uchi, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. uchi Senior Member

    Español España
    Hola! Quería saber si esto está bien dicho:
    This is a survey done to around 300 people which shows very optimistic results that we would like to highlight.
    gracias!
     
  2. kimuchi Senior Member

    Soria, España
    English - Wisconsin
    i would say ¨this is a survey that was given to...¨
     
  3. Mag54 New Member

    Michigan, USA
    English US
    It sounds OK as it is. You could also say "This is a survey of approximately 300 people, with very [promising, encouraging, positive, or favorable] results. I don't recall seeing "results" being described as "optimistic".
     
  4. uchi Senior Member

    Español España
    Muchas gracias!
     
  5. SydLexia Senior Member

    London
    UK, English
    "..a survey conducted on around.."

    syd
     
  6. Lis48

    Lis48 Senior Member

    York, England
    English - British
    Given to OR conducted on. Do is too informal if it is a report.
     
  7. SydLexia Senior Member

    London
    UK, English
    You don't really 'give' a survey to people (although you might send it and hope that some will complete it and send it back).

    Surveys are 'conducted' and google seems to agree with "a survey conducted on around" appearing to get over 500 times more hits that "a survey given to around".

    I would also add that survey/given simply sounds wrong to my BrE ears.

    syd
     

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