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    replicate vs. reproduce vs. multiply

    Normally, the viruses "replicate" or "reproduce" or "multiply" faster than germs.
    Are they all correct? If so, which one is most common in colloquial English? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: replicate vs. reproduce vs. multiply

    I think "replicate" may be your best choice there, and unless you're talking about specific viruses, do not use "the."

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    Re: replicate vs. reproduce vs. multiply

    Viruses can't be faster than germs; they are germs.

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    Re: replicate vs. reproduce vs. multiply

    **** I am not a teacher ****

    Jokaec1, perhaps you mean to say "viruses replicate faster than bacteria"?

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    Re: replicate vs. reproduce vs. multiply

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    **** I am not a teacher ****

    Jokaec1, perhaps you mean to say "viruses replicate faster than bacteria"?
    Yes, I didn't know viruses belong to germs. Thank all you folks!
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