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    Default and (by) the risk-aversion

    "[...] our findings indicated that young people are increasingly affected by the culture of fear, and the risk-aversion and obsession with safety that have become defining features of contemporary society."
    (Watching the English; Kate Fox)

    I suppose I should read it as follows:
    "...young people are increasingly affected by the culture of fear, and (by) the risk-aversion and obsession with safety...".

    If it is so would the second by (in bold) sound idiomatic?

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    Default Re: and (by) the risk-aversion

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    "[...] our findings indicated that young people are increasingly affected by the culture of fear, and the risk-aversion and obsession with safety that have become defining features of contemporary society."
    (Watching the English; Kate Fox)

    I suppose I should read it as follows:
    "...young people are increasingly affected by the culture of fear, and (by) the risk-aversion and obsession with safety...".

    If it is so would the second by (in bold) sound idiomatic?

    Thanks.
    I prefer it with "by".

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