has created stir/commotion/sensation


It is his discovery that has created a stir/commotion/sensation in scientific circles.

I suspect all of the underlined words fit in the above sample. If not, could you explain in a few words the reason? Thanks.
  • cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    "Caused a sensation" is perfectly correct and understandable to me.

    Here's an example from the UK Guardian:

    The new technology caused a sensation when it was first made public this week at the Plastics Electronics trade fair in Frankfurt.

    That said, "created a sensation" sounds fine as well. This is from the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport:

    This created a sensation in America and Britain.
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