à mesure que le malaise s’accroit

kmayna22

Senior Member
American English
Hello,

I have read the other posts on this topic, and still have a question. :)

"A mesure que le malaise s’accroit, grandit avec lui le risque de la fuite."

Does this mean:

"As uneasiness increases, the risk related to fleeing grows with it."
OR
"Uneasiness increases in proportion with the risk related to fleeing."
OR
?

Thank you in advance!!!
 
  • Uncle Bob

    Senior Member
    British English
    In this context I would go for "as" because "in proportion to" implies an ongoing exact relationship between uneasiness and risk e.g.

    As a child gets older it grows taller. (Approximate)
    A child's height increases in proportion to its age. (Implies measurements have been made and that relationship applies month by month).
     
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