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    in verbing

    Is In+verbing a idiomatic expression? If so, when I can use it and what is the meaning?

    Stress is recognised as a significant factor in causing coronary herat disease, high blood pressure..

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    Re: in verbing

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Is In+verbing a idiomatic expression? If so, when I can use it and what is the meaning?

    Stress is recognised as a significant factor in causing coronary herat disease, high blood pressure..
    No, it's not an idiom. It's a normal grammatical construction.
    "a factor in causing heart disease" means "a factor in the causation of heart disease". I'd recommend the latter.

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    Re: in verbing

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Is In+verbing a idiomatic expression? If so, when I can use it and what is the meaning?

    Stress is recognised as a significant factor in causing coronary herat disease, high blood pressure..
    Personally I don't think you need a verb of any description there.

    Stress is recognised as a significant factor in coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.

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    Re: in verbing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Personally I don't think you need a verb of any description there.

    Stress is recognised as a significant factor in coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.
    I think there's a difference. Your sentence leaves out the important fact that we are talking about causation.
    "Reducing stress is a significant factor in [the treatment of] coronary heart disease." So, "excessive stress and reducing stress are significant factors in [different aspects of] coronary heart disease." [?]
    "Exercise, lack of exercise, eating too much, and eating less are significant factors in obesity." [?]

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