Prepositions after "preside"

preside over, at, in or by?

In 85% of cases "preside over" is used

Presiding over this group, stands teachers Ms.

The Chief Executive presides over its meetings.

The assembly was presided over by General Emilio Aguinaldo.

Whoever wins this election will preside over the scaling back of the federal government.

As president, Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in.

Lets start by freshening up the FA, they have presided over all of England's failures seemingly without reproach.

Since taking office, Obama has continued Bush's wars and presided over the imprisonment of truth teller Bradley Manning.

Presided over by the house in which Marc Bolan had been born and brought up, it was not an area on which to linger at night.

A translator fluent in Mandarin Chinese was present during the court hearing, which was presided over by Judge Brian Sheridan.

In 7% of cases "preside at" is used

Here the smallest departure would involve interpreting the term trial as excluding the defendant from presiding at his own trial.

Role of the Lord Mayor The Lord Mayor is empowered by the Local Government Act 1993 to carry out civic and ceremonial functions of the Mayoral office, and to preside at meetings of the Council.

In 4% of cases "preside in" is used

Except that the lawmakers actively collude, if not directly preside in breaking them.

Chief Justice Sir John Carberry presided in the ensuing appeal in the Appeal Court of Jamaica.

Republican Bob Cornelius noted that a Republican Mayor and GOP controlled city council now preside in a deep blue city.

Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester is the judge presiding in the case where George Zimmerman, an overzealous neighborhood watchman shot and killed an unarmed teenager named Trayvon Martin.

In 3% of cases "preside by" is used

In the afternoon, we met for Mass, presided by Fr.

During the opening session, it will be presided by Dr.

Farewell Mass was presided by Bishop Iiguez and concelebrated by the Diocesan clergy.

The festival jury, presided by Robert De Niro, gave the Best Actor Award to Jean Dujardin.

Eight thousand people packed into the tiny square in front of the Cathedral of St Peter the Apostle, for Sunday morning Mass presided by Pope Benedict.

At Cambridge, Willie joined the influential Cambridge University Democratic Front, meetings of which were presided by the famous scientist/inventor Lord Rutherford until his death in 1937.