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    #1

    ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Hello.

    BBC NEWS | Health | Primary liver cancers 'soaring'
    Caught early enough, some of the damage caused by liver disease can be reversed and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Can I say "progressing" in place of developing?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    BBC NEWS | Health | Primary liver cancers 'soaring'
    Caught early enough, some of the damage caused by liver disease can be reversed and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Can I say "progressing" in place of developing?

    Thank you.
    No you can't, because "developing" and "progressing" have different meanings.


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    #3

    Smile Re: ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    I agree. They have different meanings.



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    #4

    Re: ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    1. Cancer develops.
    2. Cancer progresses.

    Does #1 mean "cancer becomes more serious," and does #2 mean "cancer becomes less serious"?

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    #5

    Re: ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    1. Cancer develops.
    2. Cancer progresses.

    Does #1 mean "cancer becomes more serious," and does #2 mean "cancer becomes less serious"?
    No. #1 means cancer forms/begins. (Previously the cancer wasn't there; now it is.)
    #2 means the cancer grows/advances/gets worse. (Previously the cancer was there, but now it is worse.)

    Did you check your dictionary?


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    #6

    Smile Re: ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    1. Cancer develops.
    2. Cancer progresses.

    Does #1 mean "cancer becomes more serious," and does #2 mean "cancer becomes less serious"?
    1. Cancer develops. - It starts and continues developing or progressing.

    2. Cancer progresses. - It has already started, and it can continue progressing or developing.

    I know what you mean. Do you see the difference now?



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    #7

    Re: ... and the risk of cancer developing reduced.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    1. Cancer develops.
    2. Cancer progresses.

    Does #1 mean "cancer becomes more serious," and does #2 mean "cancer becomes less serious"?
    Both have negative meanings. No one wants cancer to develop, nor does anyone want it to progress. Neither means "it becomes less serious".

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