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    Environment or Environmental

    1. Environmental degradation
    2. Climate Change


    No 1 is adjective + noun
    No 2 is noun + noun

    Question is how to identify the correct structure. Are climatic change and environment degradation also correct?

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    Re: Environment or Environmental

    Quote Originally Posted by NABADIP CHAKRAVARTY View Post
    1. Environmental degradation
    2. Climate Change


    No 1 is adjective + noun
    No 2 is noun + noun

    Question is how to identify the correct structure. Are climatic change and environment degradation also correct?
    That's not an easy question to answer. In this specific case, usage has determined that the originals are preferred. There is no general rule that I can think of.

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    Re: Environment or Environmental

    It's a question of collocation- climatic change makes sense, but the problem is that everyone says climate change, so it sounds a bit unusual.

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