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에 따르면 and 에 따라

 

I know the meanings of these two phrases, but I'd like to understand their construction.

They come from the verb 따르다, but which definition do they use? "to be based/founded on" or maybe "to follow"?

과학자들의 말에 따르면
According to scientists...
Literal: if/when based on scientists' words... ??

And what about 에 따라? How is that constructed? 따르다 in the present tense. What is the literal meaning here?

그들의 신념에 따라
Due to their beliefs...
안전에 대한 우려에 따라
For reasons of security...


감사합니다!

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
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    1)과학자들의 말에 따르면
    you understand exactly what it means.

    2)-에 따라
    a) depend on belief, standard, fact, case...
    예문: 비행기가 예정 경로에 따라 움직였다/ 그 사건은 법에 따라 처리되었다.
    b) something happens with other thing together.
    예문: 가을이 다가옴에 따라 날씨가 추워졌다/ 도시의 인구 집중에 따른 주택 문제

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