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How to say:

Comment was already voted by you

In this sentence I mean that someone made some choice about a comment and I want to tell him about it. Please help me to make my sentence correct and explain to me the correct grammar being used.

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I think what you're looking for is something like

The comment was voted on by you.

or

You already voted on the comment.

or the simpler

You voted on the comment.

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  • thank you! But I did not understand why I need "voted on the comment", but not "voted the comment")))) english.stackexchange.com/questions/23910/vote-or-vote-on
    – Edward83
    May 5, 2011 at 9:45
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    @Edward83: We use the preposition "on" with voted in English. You can also use other prepositions in post-position, such as "You already voted for [or against] the comment" or "The comment was voted down [or up]". My suggestion was the closest to what it looked like you were trying to say.
    – Robusto
    May 5, 2011 at 10:12
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If you were to specify the vote (either 'yes' or 'no', for example) then no preposition would be necessary:

He voted yes. -or- He voted yes on the comment.

This shows that the subject of the vote (the comment) is voted on while the result of the vote does not need the preposition.

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