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Atatürk
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 1:15:53 PM
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Our research plan have gone through many evolutions/revisions and are now quite different from our original plans.

Do both mean the same?
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2:02:09 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
Our research plan have gone through many evolutions/revisions and are now quite different from our original plans.

Do both mean the same?


You mention only one plan, so that plan has gone through an evolution/many revisions, and is now quite different from our original plan.

You can't have more than one evolution. It either evolves or it doesn't.


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RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:17:03 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
Our research plan have gone through many evolutions/revisions and are now quite different from our original plans.

Do both mean the same?

FounDit is correct.

A complicating factor is research projects often have several stages, thus even with a single project, it may make sense to speak of "our research plans" (plural). It depends upon what is in your mind. If you are thinking of the entire project as a whole, then keep it in the singular. Either "evolution" or "revisions" will work with this. (See the next paragraph.) If, on the other hand, you are considering several stages of the project, each of which will have a reported result, or if the project will have more than one branch, more than one goal, then you should probably use plural. If this is the case, then I'd probably stick with the plural "revisions".

As far as evolution/revisions, I think that if you have revised your expectations or your goal, it would make more sense to tal, about "a major evolution". On the other hand, if what you are talking about is changes in the procedures you will use to carry out the research, then "many revisions" would be more appropriate.
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