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    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
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    Default measuring and manipulation? why not "measuring and manipulating"?

    Or "measurement and manipulation"?

    Using both gerunds or both nouns would look balanced and better.


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    2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

    The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".


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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: measuring and manipulation? why not "measuring and manipulating"?

    It's not a very good sentence, I would probably use the measurement and manipulation.

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