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I came across a sentence below:

Its purpose is to address a concern on the part of the xxx staff that conceptual models of processes constitute a major source of uncertainty. (xxx is the name of an organization)

My understanding is that "some of the staff in xxx" worry about the conceptual models. I thought the sentence should be

Its purpose is to address a concern by the part of the xxx staff that conceptual models of processes constitute a major source of uncertainty.

Is this correct?

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    It would be "marginally" acceptable to address a concern by (or of or from) the xxx staff [that blah blah was a matter of concern to them]. But the version as actually given above is probably best unless we go in for more radical rephrasing to avoid the relatively complex structure. Dec 14, 2021 at 15:38

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The phrase "on the part of" is an English idiom. "By the part of" would be incorrect.

See here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20part%20of

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  • Oh, I see. Thank you!
    – T. B.
    Dec 14, 2021 at 4:41

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