in the course of / in the process of

ticcota

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi,

"During rainfall, the raindrops pour down to the surface of earth from a very high level. In the course of falling, these drops cross various layers. All the layers have their own different temperatures. When the raindrops cross a layer that is very cold (below zero degree), the raindrops take the form of sleets."

Is in the course of exchangeable with in the process of? Thank you.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    As this is a scientific text, I think "in the process of" is at least as good as "in the course of". The text goes on to explain part of that process.
     
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