Student or Learner
1)"To put it in other words,this discovery impacts science greatly."
2)"To put it in another way, this discovery has a great impact on science."
3)"To put it in another way, this discovery has a great contribution to science."
Would all three sentences have the same meaning? Is it better to say "in other words'' or "in another way''?
As the comment implies, there are some staunch opponents of this tendency, who - through clenched teeth, likely to become impacted - snarl 'The only things that can be impacted are TEETH; what you mean is this discovery will have a great impact on science'. Generations of schoolchildren slapped down in this way have decided that the only safe thing to do is always to use 'on' when using 'impact' - thus creating a new verb 'to impact on' (which the zealots find even more annoying).1)"To put it in other words,this discovery impacts science greatly." The use of 'impact' as a verb in this way is fairly modern, but it is now accepted