Salary difference or difference in salary


Senior Member
Spain Spanish
Which expressions sounds better?

The salary difference between graduates and undergraduates is...

The difference in salary between...

  • kuleshov

    Senior Member
    Spain Spanish
    You see, the point is that I wasn't sure about whether you can say the salary difference in English. Sometimes there are expressions that even though they exist in English, nobody uses then in colloquial speech. For example I would use Something affects Y, rather than Something has repercussions on Y, because I find the first expression more likely to be used in spoken English.
    Of course, depending on the context, one will be more appropriate than the other.

    If both expressions can be used, that's enough for me. Cheers!!