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    #1

    trust when it is imperilled vs. trust when it is endangered

    Is there a nuance between "trust when it is imperilled" and "trust when it is endangered"?

    It seems to me that the former is more fluent because of the alliteration (it is imperilled). I am not very sure.

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    Retraction, although often thought of in negative terms, is also an important and necessary part of post-publication accountability, and quick, decisive action can preserve trust when it is imperilled. Even so, as editors, with a responsibility for the scientific record, we aim to learn whenever we can how we might reduce risks and improve processes and understanding, including around peer review. For one, we can do more to explain how journals function and what different types of published papers mean to a wider audience.

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    Re: trust when it is imperilled vs. trust when it is endangered

    I see no significant difference between the words in that context.
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    Re: trust when it is imperilled vs. trust when it is endangered

    What's the question exactly? Are you asking about the senses of those two words? Consider them as synonyms.

    What alliteration are you referring to? The weak vowel sound at the beginning of it and imperilled? If so, you needn't consider that as alliteration.

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    Re: trust when it is imperilled vs. trust when it is endangered

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Is there a nuance between "trust when it is imperilled" and "trust when it is endangered"?

    It seems to me that the former is more fluent because of the alliteration (it is imperilled).
    There is no alliteration there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: trust when it is imperilled vs. trust when it is endangered

    In alliteration, consonant sounds in two or more neighbouring words or syllables are repeated.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alliteration (My emphasis added)
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