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    to abate the air pollution

    I am looking for the explanatory verbs for the phrase of to abate the air pollution. Would you like to evaluate this.

    1) The scientist should find new means to abate the air pollution.
    2)
    The scientist should find new means to lessen the air pollution.
    3) 1) The scientist should find new means to decrease the air pollution.

    What would be the best way to explain this?

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    Re: to abate the air pollution

    Can you tell us where you found those sentences please?

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    Re: to abate the air pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Can you tell us where you found those sentences please?
    I found a similar sentence from a Turkish source like 1. I changed the subject into scientists. Verbs in 2 and 3 was suggested in the same source.

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    Re: to abate the air pollution

    hhtt21, this is another one of those 'verb flavor' questions you like to ask. There is no 'best' choice.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Jun-2017 at 07:25. Reason: Fixed typo
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    Re: to abate the air pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    hhtt21, this is another one of those 'verb flavor' questions you like to ask. There is no 'best' choice.
    I made a search and thought that they were not very common. So I asked this.

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    Re: to abate the air pollution

    I would probably use reduce.

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    Re: to abate the air pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I would probably use reduce.
    I think this is the best

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