Is "evidenced by" correct in this sentence? I'm trying to explain "abide".


To abide in Christ is to continue or remain in Him.  It is evidenced by staying power and a deep reliance on Christ.

asked Apr 20 '14 at 13:36 Susan Contributor

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Abide does mean continue or remain, but generally the preposition used there is with (continue with, remain with), not in.  I know that to abide in Christ comes from the bible.  But when you translate to modern language using synonyms to explain what it means, it doesn't make sense to use the old preposition with the new word.  In other words, abide in Christ means to remain with.  Alternatively, you could use another definition of abide - dwell or reside - and still use the preposition in


You might use demonstrated instead of evidenced.

link comment answered Apr 20 '14 at 16:03 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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