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I am trying to translate a sentence in to English and I'm wondering if I can use impact and effect alternatively in this sentense:

The comparison between the ______of wet and dry dressing on burn wound healing.

Which one is better to use in the gap impact or effect?

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I'd say: "Effect".

"Impact" generally indicates the powerful effect of something new or the power.

The president's decision had an impact on young people.

The impact of the crash totally destroyed the car.

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The answer is a matter of opinion about style. Using impact to mean effect strongly is common in modern American speech. Some people object to the usage: do we really want impacts on wounds?

Without taking a stand generally, it seems to me a comparison warrants effect because the difference in effectiveness may be small or even negligible.

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