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What is the correct sentence here?

  1. "The entire paper can be summarized in ten points"

  2. "The entire paper can be summarized by ten points"

Thanks!

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  • 'Summarised by' is usually followed by a set of examples (found in nature, say), not ten bulleted points. – Edwin Ashworth May 4 at 14:54
  • So "summarised in" would be right? – shamant May 4 at 14:59
  • Are there any decent-looking examples of "summarised in ten points", "summarised in three points" etc on the internet? Quite a lot? – Edwin Ashworth May 4 at 15:26
  • Actually, both are, albeit with different effect. Saying "can be summarized by ten points" means that the ten points being referred to are able to summarize the entire paper. Saying "can be summarized in ten points" means that the ten points being referred are able to contain a summary of the entire paper or that the summary is able to be done within ten points. – Benjamin Harman May 4 at 17:35