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    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    1. In today’s society, each person might be under pressure in some ways, such as schoolwork, work, and family.

    2. Some people’s slumber might be influenced because of being under too much pressure, so it will bring out insomnia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    1. In today’s society, each person might be under pressure in some ways, such as schoolwork, work, and family.

    2. Some people’s slumber might be influenced because of being under too much pressure, so it will bring out insomnia.
    Neither is correct. I have underlined the parts which need the most correction.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Neither is correct. I have underlined the parts which need the most correction.
    You think Some people’s slumber might be influenced because of being under too much pressure is incorrect; I'm not sure whether it is because you think SLUMBER cannot be UNDER TOO MUCH PRESSURE. If so, I think the original sentence is OK, because when the subject can be traced, some grammarians will consider it acceptable, like Care must be taken when dealing with the problem, which is OK.

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    As I said, I underlined the parts which had a problem. We don't use "because of" after "influenced", we use a 2-letter preposition.
    And we don't refer to insomnia as being "brought out". There is another phrasal verb which would work there which starts with "bring" and is followed by another 2-letter preposition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As I said, I underlined the parts which had a problem. We don't use "because of" after "influenced", we use a 2-letter preposition.
    And we don't refer to insomnia as being "brought out". There is another phrasal verb which would work there which starts with "bring" and is followed by another 2-letter preposition.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I thought the sentence grammatical but whether it sounded natural to native speakers I didn't know.

    For the other part of the sentence, the similar thing I can find in my favourite dictionary is:

    bring something on:

    to make something develop, usually something unpleasant

    eg He was suffering from stress brought on by overwork.

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    Default Re: under pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As I said, I underlined the parts which had a problem. We don't use "because of" after "influenced", we use a 2-letter preposition.
    And we don't refer to insomnia as being "brought out". There is another phrasal verb which would work there which starts with "bring" and is followed by another 2-letter preposition.
    Would it be the preposition by?
    Would it be bring on?
    Thank you.

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