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    Half the world, overweighted

    Hello. I'm a little confused here. Is it 'half the world are women'? or 'half the world is women'? And can you say 'there are many overweighted people in the world dying every year'? Thank you.

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    Re: Half the world, overweighted

    Overweight. I was thinking of correcting your tense, but maybe it's OK. Many people die in road accidents, but if you're overweight you spend a long time dying!

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    Re: Half the world, overweighted

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Overweight. I was thinking of correcting your tense, but maybe it's OK. Many people die in road accidents, but if you're overweight you spend a long time dying!

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    Don't we all spend our whole lives dying?

    Both "are" and "is" are grammatical in my opinion.

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    Re: Half the world, overweighted

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Don't we all spend our whole lives dying?

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    Touché

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