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    work in the opposite direction?

    Dear English teachers:

    I am trying to think of simple expressions that can describe a following situation.

    Let's suppose I am describing a chemical reaction. My outcome variables is 'C'. I have two effectors, 'A' and 'B'. I found 'A' increases 'C' whereas 'B' decrease 'C'.

    So I wanted to say something simple like "A and B work in the opposite direction". However, "work in the opposite direction" does not seem right. I can't think of anything else. Would anybody have suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Re: work in the opposite direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimfinale View Post
    Dear English teachers:

    I am trying to think of simple expressions that can describe a following situation.

    Let's suppose I am describing a chemical reaction. My outcome variables is 'C'. I have two effectors, 'A' and 'B'. I found 'A' increases 'C' whereas 'B' decrease 'C'.

    So I wanted to say something simple like "A and B work in the opposite direction". However, "work in the opposite direction" does not seem right. I can't think of anything else. Would anybody have suggestions?

    Thanks.
    What about: 'A and B have opposite effects on C.'

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