on a theoretical level / basis


Senior Member

The sentence as below:

There is a huge difference between knowing something on a theoretical level and knowing how to do something on a practical level.

I'd like to know if they still mean the same if I change "on a theoretical level " and "on a practical level. " into "on a theoretical basis" and "on a practical basis."?

Or does it make sense and mean about the same if I change them into "in the sense of theory" and "in the sense of practice"?

Thanks a lot. :)
  • shawnee

    Senior Member
    English - Australian
    First sentence is ok. While 'basis' is not exactly wrong it is not as good. Having said that I would look to simplify. Eg. There is a huge difference between theoretical knowledge and the practical application of something.
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