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    Freddy GP is offline Newbie
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    Default Is this sentence correctly spelled?

    Im not sure if this is the right forum for my question but here it is.
    I have this sentence:
    "Two factors account for this sensation: A perception one and a physical one."

    Is this ok? My main doubt concerns the use of the word "perception" here. What I am trying to say is that there are two causes for a particular sensation. One that has to do with the way we perceive things and there is also a physical reason.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correctly spelled?

    It would be better to state it as "...one of perception and one of a physical nature" OR "...a perceptive one and a physical one" OR "...perceptive and physical".

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    Brilliant. That was exactly what I needed to know. Thanks, billmcd!

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correctly spelled?

    I'd use 'perceptual', not 'perceptive'. A perceptive person notices perceptual differences.

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