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    Default living habits/lifestyles; problem of/problem with

    Are the sentences below acceptable, or natural? Thank you.

    1. The major problems of three generations living in the same house are their different living habits and schedules.

    2 Different lifestyles and schedules of family members are the major problems with three generations living in the same house.

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    Default Re: living habits/lifestyles; problem of/problem with

    They are both acceptable. I think the first would be more natural with "with three generations".

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    Default Re: living habits/lifestyles; problem of/problem with

    I would delete "of family members" in the second. That's clearly who you are talking about.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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