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    to become

    Hi there,
    Can 'in becoming' be replaced with 'to become'?


    Health experts say they expect the outbreak will soon lessen but the disease will eventually join malaria and tuberculosis in becoming endemic in Haiti.

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    Re: to become

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,
    Can 'in becoming' be replaced with 'to become'? no


    Health experts say they expect the outbreak will soon lessen but the disease will eventually join malaria and tuberculosis in becoming endemic in Haiti.

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    Re: to become

    Hi there,
    Tks
    What does it mean by 'in becoming'?

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    Re: to become

    Health experts say they expect the outbreak will soon lessen, but the disease will eventually join malaria and tuberculosis (in)(by) becoming endemic in Haiti.
    First, I will assume that you know what 'become' means.
    Here "in becoming" is very similar to 'by becoming'.

    Now malaria and tuberculosis are endemic in Haiti, but the diease they are talking about will eventually become endemic too, thus joining the other two diseases in being endemic in Haiti.

    I hope this is of some help.

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