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Date Posted: Fri, December 29 2006, 15:28:12
Author: 91
Subject: Re: I Can't Decide
In reply to: Duck_Mav 's message, "I Can't Decide" on Fri, December 29 2006, 13:28:53

The descriptive word "by" works well in these situations:
We are ahead BY 10 points.
We are behind BY 10 points.
We are up BY 10 points.
We are down BY 10 points.

The lead IS 10 points.
The deficit IS 10 points
since we are describing nearly-tangible, single concepts. A lead, a deficit, etc.

Similarly, no other descriptors except the amount needed here either:
We have a 10-point lead.
We have a 10 point deficit.

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