as attest/as attested by

Jumot

Senior Member
French, Canada
Hello everyone,

The problem is about a man I am describing and I want to say that his many trophies show that he is a top-level athlete. My questions are:

a) Which sentence is better (if none are good let me know too!)?
b) Is one more formal than the others?

1. He is the world's best athlete as attest his many trophies.
2. He is the world's best athlete as his many trophies attest.
3. He is the world's best athlete as attested by his many trophies.

Thanks

Julie
 
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    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Hello everyone,

    The problem is about a man I am describing and I want to say that his many trophies show that he is a top-level athlete. My questions are:

    a) Which sentence is better (if none are good let me know too!)?
    b) Is one more formal than the others?

    1. He is the world's best athlete as attest his many trophies.:cross:
    2. He is the world's best athlete, as his many trophies attest. :tick:
    3. He is the world's best athlete, as attested to by his many trophies.:tick:
    4. His many trophies attest to the fact that he is the world's best athlete. :tick:

    Thanks

    Julie

    I like 2 the best, since I think it's simplest.

    Edit: Sorry, I forgot the question on formality. I don't think any of these are materially more formal than the others. But if I had to choose, I'd go with 2 on this score, also. It's nice to be able to avoid the "to" after "attest", to my ear.
     
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