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    deeply less

    Dear all,

    Is it possible to say "Nowadays, young people eat deeply less unhealthily"

    I suppose the word "deeply" is out of place here. Is that right? If so, what are the best ways of expressing this idea?

    Could you, please, help me with that?

    Thanks

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    Re: deeply less

    Quote Originally Posted by irissska View Post
    Is it possible to say "Nowadays, young people eat deeply less unhealthily"
    No.
    It's not very exciting, but 'much' is a natural choice here.

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    Re: deeply less

    But I've gotten mixed up with your negations.
    Do they eat better or worse?
    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: deeply less

    oh, sorry, I meant to say that they eat worse. So, is it correct to say 'Nowadays, young people eat much less healthily'?

    Thanks for your help!

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    #5

    Re: deeply less

    Right.
    You'll find that people use "healthy" for what purists say should be "healthful."

    Young people today eat far less healthy foods than in the past.
    Young people today eat far more unhealthy foods than in the past.
    The eating habits of young people today are far less healthy ...
    The eating habits of young people today are far more unhealthy...
    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: deeply less

    Thanks a lot!

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