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    Hello,
    I am new here. I am not sure if I should to write assess or estimate in the following sentence:

    In order to assess or estimate the effect of the direct interaction on the transport of suspended particles ......

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    Default Re: assess or estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by laephy View Post
    Hello,
    I am new here. I am not sure if I should to write assess or estimate in the following sentence:

    In order to assess or estimate the effect of the direct interaction on the transport of suspended particles ......

    Thank you
    The meaning is very similar, if not the same. I prefer 'estimate'.

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    Default Re: assess or estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by laephy View Post
    Hello,
    I am new here. I am not sure if I should to write assess or estimate in the following sentence:

    In order to assess or estimate the effect of the direct interaction on the transport of suspended particles ......

    Thank you
    Assess is more precise than estimate. If you actually assess the effect, then you look at the results and perhaps make a report based on the actual results. If you estimate, then you maybe look at only some of the results and make an educated guess.

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    Thanks for the explanation. It has help me a lot.

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