judging from

judging from
judging by, judging from
Both forms are used with the meaning ‘if we are to judge by…’ at the head of a clause and only loosely connected grammatically to the main clause:

• Judging from her voice, she had been crying —M. Nabb, 1989

• Fen for the most part seemed absorbed in his own thoughts, which, judging by his expression, did not please him —A. Murray, 1993

• Lots of people have been enjoying the Simon vibe all over again judging by the big crowds which have been turning up for their recent shows —Waterford News and Star, 2003.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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