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    /He finished the task on time but at the expense of his health.(Can we use loss, or cost or sacrifice instead of expense?)Why?Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    /He finished the task on time but at the expense of his health.(Can we use loss, or cost or sacrifice instead of expense?)Why?Thanks a lot!
    'At the expense of', 'at the cost of', 'at the sacrifice of' are used interchangeably.
    At the loss of his health? No, not in this context. You might say that someone is disconsolate/devastated/angry, etc. at the loss of something or someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHIVG View Post
    'At the expense of', 'at the cost of', 'at the sacrifice of' are used interchangeably.
    At the loss of his health? No, not in this context. You might say that someone is disconsolate/devastated/angry, etc. at the loss of something or someone.
    Partly I agree with you.Can we come to the conclusion " Sub.+be +adj, +at the loss of ... Thanks!

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