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    Default Fruit is good to lose weight.

    Fruit is good for losing weight. VS. Fruit is good to lose weight.

    I still cannot understand why the first one is correct and the second one is wrong? Could you help me out with this issue? I think the second one is more natural to say, What do you native English speakers think? And is there a meaning difference between them? Thank you so much as always and have a good day.

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    Default Re: Fruit is good to lose weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Fruit is good for losing weight. VS. Fruit is good to lose weight.

    And is there a meaning difference between them?
    Personally, I might use the first informally; I would not use the second. I can't offhand think why, but the second sounds unnatural.
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    Default Re: Fruit is good to lose weight.

    I agree with 5jj. I can't quite put my finger on it, the best I can do is try to put in some implied words:

    Eating fruit is good for the purposes of losing weight.

    On a side note, I should also point out that whilst the statement doesn't actually qualify as a myth, it's also not quite as true as it may appear. Many people think that if they eat stacks and stacks of fruit instead of other snacks like crisps and biscuits that they will lose weight. That's not true. Fruit is packed full of sugar and the acids in many fruits won't do your teeth any favours either!
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