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    I am writing and I do not want to confuse my audience.

    Can "Air pollution is a problem for human survival" be written as "Air pollution is a problem that affects the ability of human beings to survive"? Do the two statements mean the same thing?

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    I would infer the same meaning.

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    Can "Air pollution is a problem for human survival" also be written as "Air pollution is a problem related to (or caused by) human survival"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kooiu View Post
    Can "Air pollution is a problem for human survival" also be written as "Air pollution is a problem related to (or caused by) human survival"?
    If you mean that air pollution has only been caused by the fact that the human race has survived long enough to invent/create the various buildings, cars etc, which cause that pollution, then yes. It sounds awkward though. You are blaming human beings surviving for the existence of air pollution. That may well be true but we wouldn't word it like that. Your original sentence made much more sense, that human beings are going to have difficulty surviving into the future because of air pollution.

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    Just to be on the same page with you.

    Did you mean that "Air pollution is a problem for human survival" is the same as "human beings are going to have difficulty surviving into the future because of air pollution"?


    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you mean that air pollution has only been caused by the fact that the human race has survived long enough to invent/create the various buildings, cars etc, which cause that pollution, then yes. It sounds awkward though. You are blaming human beings surviving for the existence of air pollution. That may well be true but we wouldn't word it like that. Your original sentence made much more sense, that human beings are going to have difficulty surviving into the future because of air pollution.

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