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April 19, 2009
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We can write "A is evident from B", or "A is evidenced by B". Porsche is correct in pointing out that it is a difference between using an adjective (evident) and a verb (evidenced).
However, the comparisons he made with "God created Man" vs. "Man was created by God", etc. are not related to the same issue. That is an issue regarding active vs. passive voice, and in both sentences the word "created" is a verb.
The verb "to be evidenced" is passive, as in the phrase "A is evidenced by B". Interestingly, however, there is no active equivalent for this verb ("B evidences A" is rarely, if ever, used).
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