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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    in inverse proportion to

    Thus, the number of workplaces is in inverse proportion to the level of unemployment in the country.

    Did I use the bold phrase correctly? Does it sound natural to you?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: in inverse proportion to

    I prefer varies in inverse proportion to or just varies inversely with.
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    #3

    Re: in inverse proportion to

    I find all those slightly awkward, and would say:

    x is inversely proportional to y.

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    #4

    Re: in inverse proportion to

    Boyle's law in physics says: the pressure in an enclosed space is inversely proportional to its volume.
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