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    for/through eating too much fatty food

    Many young people are getting fat for/through eating too much fatty
    food.

    Do both prepositions work as well for this sentence?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: for/through eating too much fatty food

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Many young people are getting fat for/through eating too much fatty
    food.

    Do both prepositions work as well for this sentence?
    No, 'for' doesn't work. 'From' is an acceptable alternative to 'through'.

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    Re: for/through eating too much fatty food

    I missed the chance to answer at 28 after the hour, like the other two, but I also think "from" works better.

    I would use "by" if it was intentional - I'm getting stronger by lifting weights, but I'm gaining weight from eating too much junk food.
    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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    Re: for/through eating too much fatty food

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I missed the chance to answer at 28 after the hour, like the other two, but I also think "from" works better.
    You have to be up with the lark to beat us,

    I would use "by" if it was intentional - I'm getting stronger by lifting weights, but I'm gaining weight from eating too much junk food.
    I agree. Thanks for the addition.
    Johnson

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