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    #1

    Outperform greatly/greatly outperform

    Which has a better flow to it?

    How would you say it?

    In context:

    1. The 7950 graphics card greatly outperforms the 6950.

    2. The 6950 graphics card is outperformed greatly by the 7950.


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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Dec-2012 at 09:29. Reason: Numbering the sentences.
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    #2

    Re: Outperform greatly/greatly outperform

    #1 flows better for me: the active sentence sounds more positive than the passive one.

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    #3

    Re: Outperform greatly/greatly outperform

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    #1 flows better for me: the active sentence sounds more positive than the passive one.

    Rover

    Sorry, but passive and active?
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    Re: Outperform greatly/greatly outperform

    Active: A beats B.
    Passive: B is beaten by A.

    Active: A outperforms B.
    Passive: B is outperformed by B.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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