According to collected information by me in several years

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LQZ

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Mandarin
According to collected information by me in several years, this kind of knowledge is not as useful as expected.

Dear all,

The above is created by me, and could you tell me whether "in several years" makes sense to you? If not, could you give me an alternative choice? Thanks.


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  • LQZ

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thank you, miss sparkles. :)

    May I ask what difference between "in several years" ans "over severl years" is in this case?
     
    when you refer to a particular time period,

    in : used for the period you see something happens

    over : used for the period something happens/is happening more than


    'According to' made the use of in sound unatural.


    I don't think everybody agrees with me.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    According to collected information by me in several years, this kind of knowledge is not as useful as expected.

    The above is created by me, and could you tell me whether "in several years" makes sense to you? If not, could you give me an alternative choice? Thanks.
    I'm not a fan of "according to" here. How about:
    Based on information collected by me over several years, this kind of knowledge is not as useful as I/we expected.
    Based on information I collected over several years, this kind of knowledge is not as useful as I/we expected.
     

    LQZ

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thanks Mr.Copyright. Preposition is one of the trickiest words in English. I will keep an eye on it. :)
     
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