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    Default decrease, reduce and decline

    Dear teachers,

    1. What is the difference among "decrease" ,"reduce" and "decline"?
    In the following sentence, which word would be acceptable?

    "The death rate on the road has decreased 40% after the law was enforced."

    2. Should I use "active" or "passive" voice of the word?
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    Default Re: decrease, reduce and decline

    They both work.

    It was reduced/decreased by 40%.

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