In Longman dictionary, there is a sentence under the word element--Honesty is a vital element of her success.
I would like to know here if we can say "Honesty is a vital factor in her success." to express the similar meaning of the elemment sentence. If yes, could you tell me the subtle differences between them.
Thanks and Regards
Last edited by sky753; 15-Apr-2013 at 00:59.
Now that you have edited your original question to correct the typo, I think the answer is yes. Factor and element are pretty synonymous.