I'm writing a manuscript for a scientific publication and english is not my mother tongue, so I'll need to ask a question.
The title I was thinking of is this one :
" 'Group 1' – How Do They Compare? A Comprehensive Cohort Analysis Comparing Growth and Therapy Response to 'Group 2' " (I changed the real group name to "group name 1/2")
The part "how do they compare?" just poped out in my head (no idea were I got this expression from). I can't find this expression a lot in the internet.
So that's my question:
Is this part correct or will I need to add the group thats compared in the same sentence? I think thats called "transitive verb". For example change it to: "'Group 1' How Do They Compare to 'group 2'?..."That just doesn't sound as "snappy" as my original idea. Is the original idea too colloquial?
Further explanation of the topic (in case it's not clear engough):
What I basically want to say: How do they perform? How do they do under treatment? Is their growth better/worse than in the control group?
I hope its clear what I wanted to ask, thanks in advance!
In case anyone needs german reference: "Wie schneiden sie ab?"/ "Wie ergeht es ihnen" is what I basically want to say