0
$\begingroup$

I know this is not a "Correct Use of English Forum" but I'm afraid that people from outside the field won't be able to properly answer my question.

Would it be correct to say "screening for a long peptide capable of killing Gram-positive bacteria"? Or you just have to turn the word "screening" into a noun like: "preparing a screening for a long peptide capable of killing Gram-positive bacteria"?

The last one doesn't seem right to me at all, but I'm not sure since I'm not a native speaker :(

Thank you for your time!

$\endgroup$
1
  • $\begingroup$ There's nothing evidently wrong with your first option. Your second option could read "preparing a screen for…" $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Commented Sep 10, 2017 at 13:25

1 Answer 1

1
$\begingroup$

"Screening" can be a verb here ("we screen for the long peptide") so your first sentence would be correct.

Even in this biological context this might still be a question better fit for the English/Learning English forums though.

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .