I am trying to use the expression:
- A reacts to and acts upon B.
The intended meaning is that B influences A ("A reacts to B"), and that A influences B ("A acts upon B"). However, the above expression 1 feels a bit clumsy, so I would like to use something more readable.
I have found several examples of this alternative expression 2 being used. It seems way more readable:
- A reacts and acts upon B
Expression 2 is more readable because it uses one common preposition ("upon") for both verbs. However, I am not sure if it is correct. I know that "acts + upon" is a correct combination (it is also used in expression 1). However, I am not sure that "reacts + upon" is a correct combination. Shouldn't one say "reacts + to" as in expression 1? Can "upon" be used with "reacts" in the place of "to", given the meaning of the sentence?