at a rate steeper

syf08678

New Member
mandarin-china
Hi all,

income inequality in urban Japan escalated at a rate steeper than rural inequalities in recent decades.

Does this sentence sound right to you? Should I say

income inequality in urban Japan escalated at a steeper rate than rural inequalities did in recent decades.

?

Thank you!
 
  • Roundhouse

    Senior Member
    Bengali
    None of them are wrong, but they both have some slight problems. With this kind of things (I am assuming this relates to economics), I have heard the following usage: "increased at a steeper rate".

    I would personally word it this way: In recent decades, income inequality in urban Japan escalated at a steeper rate than inequality in rural Japan. This allows for a nice parallel structure.
     

    syf08678

    New Member
    mandarin-china
    None of them are wrong, but they both have some slight problems. With this kind of things (I am assuming this relates to economics), I have heard the following usage: "increased at a steeper rate".

    I would personally word it this way: In recent decades, income inequality in urban Japan escalated at a steeper rate than inequality in rural Japan. This allows for a nice parallel structure.
    Thank you very much Roundhouse!
     
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