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    Unhappy There is ...+Ving

    Dear teachers,

    Is it OK to use Ving in the following sentence?

    "There are many bad habits doing damage to your health."

    I think "There are many bad habits that will do harm to your health." would be better.

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    Re: There is ...+Ving

    Quote Originally Posted by sjc55 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Is it OK to use Ving in the following sentence?

    "There are many bad habits doing damage to your health."
    Yes, V-ing works. It's a reduced relative clause:

    • There are many bad habits (that are) doing damage to your health.


    The entire sentence, however, is awkward. Try,
    Ex: Bad habits (can) affect your health.

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