Which is better?

A new report by (Company name) was released today.

A new report from (Company name) was released today.

  • Could you supply some wider context to fit the phrases into? Commented Jan 3, 2012 at 11:15
  • -1, that is my first negative vote. If the doer of the activity is the Arab Advisors then you should use by. Simple as that. We always use by with the doer of the activity. How to find if Arab Advisors are the doer, just ask a simple question with Who and the answer should be Arab Advisors. Like Who has made the new report ?. You can find it in every simple grammar reference book. The question is not which is better because the both things have different meanings. The question is what I want to say. Mate I have no idea about that. Your tag should be also meaning in context. Commented Jan 3, 2012 at 13:26

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Both prepositions can be used but the meaning won't be the same. By means that the report is both submitted and written by the advisers themselves. From means that the advisers sumbit the report, but it isn't clear who writes it. Since the use of by leaves no ambiguities, it is probably the best choice.

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