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## Sie unterscheiden sich in ihren Geschwindigkeit auf sandigen und lehmigen Böden. - They differ in th…

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# Sie unterscheiden sich in ihren Geschwindigkeit auf sandigen und lehmigen Böden.

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## They differ in their speed on sandy and loamy soils.

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1. Muss oder darf hier "on" durch "between" ersetzt werden?
2. Muss oder darf hier "and" durch "compared with" ersetzt werden?
AuthorMarieke_1 (1167586) 28 Nov 16, 12:36
Comment What are they? It might conceivably make a difference.1. Darf, but in the absence of further info on they, I prefer 'on'.2. Darf, but and is fine.What you can't do is make both replacements. If you do you'll end up with something slightly odd.And maybe speed should be speeds depending on whether they refers to one class of things or several different things.
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Thanks for helping.
They refers to a class of things (e.g. snails). I tested them several times and want to emphasize that there is a difference between the speed on/between the two substrates. Do you still prefer 'on'?
#2AuthorMarieke_1 (1167586) 28 Nov 16, 13:53
Comment Hah! I was imagining that you might have been talking about snails!Yes, I still prefer on.And speed is correct. Speeds might imply a slightly different meaning.
Comment If this is some sort of scientific paper, I'd probably use velocity rather than speed.
Comment If this is some sort of scientific paper, I'd probably use velocity rather than speed.- I wouldn't, not in this case. Velocity is a vector, and I doubt that the direction the snails go in on the two different soil types is very informative.Velocity is a physical vectorn quantity; both magnitude and direction are needed to define it. The scalar absolute value (magnitude) of velocity is called "speed"...
Comment Re #0 and #2.They differ in their speed on sandy and loamy soils.IMO, that is not the right way to say it. Consider (for example):Their speed is different on sandy versus loamy soils.
Comment Support HW's suggestion in #6.

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