# The node in each graph are labelled with or labelled by?

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#### redot

##### Senior Member
Hello, I try to say:

In this figure, the node in each graph are labelled with the same color

or

In this figure, the node in each graph are labelled by the same color

Anyone would confirm me which one is correct? Thanks.

##### Senior Member
In this figure, the nodes in each graph are labelled with the same color, by the man who drew the graph.

#### redot

##### Senior Member
In this figure, the nodes of each graph are labelled with the same color, by the man who drew the graph.

Thank you. Maybe I should say "the nodes of each graph" too?

#### entangledbank

##### Senior Member
The nodes of the graph (constituent parts of the graph) are also in the graph - there is no difference in this case. (There is nothing 'inside' a graph, just nodes and edges, so there is nothing 'in' could mean, except for those parts.)

#### redot

##### Senior Member
I see. If I understand your post correctly, you mean:
the nodes of each graphs
and
the nodes in each graphs
make no difference, but we better use 'of'

#### entangledbank

##### Senior Member
No, I mean:
the nodes of each graph
and
the nodes in each graph
make no difference, so it doesn't matter

#### Edinburgher

##### Senior Member
"Each graphs" is wrong. After "each" you need the singular.

It should certainly be with the same colour, not by.
I prefer in to of, because the sentence is about what colours are used in the graphs. The nodes are all one colour, and the edges are a different colour, or perhaps the egdes have several different colours.

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