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I would like to say "This is evident to me in both my academic and work experience." But I am not sure if I should use "in" here.

Is my sentence correct?

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    I think from would be a better choice—but it's not possible to tell without more context. – Jason Bassford Jan 23 at 16:17
  • @Bassford I was trying to talk about the insight I gained. Is it applicable? – Aqqqq Jan 24 at 9:06
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    Are you trying to say that you've seen signs of something in both of those things—or that because of both of those things you've had an insight? Let's say you read several books and each of them gives a clue to something, and you put all of those clues together to come up with something—you would use from. From is generally use to talk about something that results in a deduction or realization. On the other hand, if you suspect that somebody who always wears a hat is bald, but you see several photographs of him not wearing a hat—and he has no hair, you could then you could use in. – Jason Bassford Jan 24 at 16:04
  • @Bassford In my context, both cases you mentioned is applicable. Thank you for your answer. – Aqqqq Jan 24 at 21:14
  • I'm not sure how both could apply concurrently. You'd have to provide more context. what is that referring to in your sentence? (Even if it's possible for the two meanings to coexist, one would be more prevalent than the other.) – Jason Bassford Jan 24 at 21:16
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From a comment under the question:

As an example, I was trying to say that the trend of digitalization in medicine is evident for me thanks to my study and job.

To express this, any of the following sentences would be work:

Thanks to both my studies and my job, the trend of digitization in medicine has been made evident to me.
The trend of digitization in medicine has been made evident to me from both my studies and my job.
The trend of digitization in medicine is evident to me from both my studies and my job.
The trend of digitization in medicine is evident in both my studies and my job.


  • In the first example, you don't use either from or in.
  • In the second and third example, it's been made evident to you from something.
  • In the last example, the trend is evident in something.

In other words, your own realization comes from something. But it can also be true that it simply exists in something. The particular viewpoint you view it with will determine the syntax you want to use.

  • Thank you! A question regarding "Thanks to": could it be that it is not formal enough for e.g. motivation letter for an application? – Aqqqq Jan 25 at 11:46
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    @Aqqqq I don't see anything wrong with using it in an application letter if the tone of voice is similar in other areas too. – Jason Bassford Jan 25 at 14:08
  • @Bassford What woudld be a case of "the tone of voice is dissimilar"? – Aqqqq Jan 25 at 15:43
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    @Aqqqq In other words, so long as every other sentence you use isn't written in a much more formal fashion—making this one sentence stand out from the rest. On its own, I wouldn't consider it inappropriate. But placed in context, it's possible it could be. – Jason Bassford Jan 25 at 15:59

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