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    Direction of .... means using Noun or Gerund?

    Hello! I have met the following phrase: 'Refraction is the change in direction of propagation\propagating of a sound wave' - is it correct to choose propagation? from the one hand, before preposition we don't use the Gerund, but from the other side, isn't it too many -tion-Nouns - RefracTION, DirecTION, propagaTION - in one phrase! and does not direction mean moveng: a process, but not a phenomenon itself? What would you say?
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    Re: Direction of .... means using Noun or Gerund?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lena Schestera View Post
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    Hello Lena Schestera, and welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lena Schestera View Post
    I have met came across the following sentence: phrase: 'Refraction is the change in direction of propagation\propagating of a sound wave'. Is it correct to choose use "propagation?" from On the one hand, before preposition we don't use the a gerund before a preposition, but from on the other (hand), side, isn't it wouldn't there be too many -tion nouns - "refraction", "direction", "propagation" RefracTION, DirecTION, propagaTION - in the one phrase, and does "direction" not direction mean moving: a process, but not a phenomenon itself?

    What would you say?
    I'd like to hear your comments, please!
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