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    maoyueh is offline Member
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    Default cause serious problems for senior drivers

    Are the sentences below correct and natural? Thank you.

    1. He has not had a physical checkup since his 60th birthday. Not having physical checkups regularly may cause serious problems for senior drivers.

    2. He has not had a physical checkup since his 60th birthday. Senior drivers without having physical checkups regularly may cause serious problems.

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    Default Re: cause serious problems for senior drivers

    (1) is fine; (2) is not. It can be rephrased as follows, as an instance of deliberately delicate wording:

    Seniors who drive without having regular physical checkups may cause serious problems.

    I won't try to explain why "without having checkups" should sound more natural as an adverbial phrase rather than an adjectival one.

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