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    #1

    eat to lose weight

    Which is correct:

    1-I eat to lose weight.

    2-I eat in a way to make me lose weight.
    3-I eat in such a way to me lose weight.
    4-I eat in such a way so as to make me lose weight.

    I don't like 1. It would be logical to say: I run to lose weight. But obviously, if I did not want to lose weight, I would not run. But would I stop eating if I did not want to lose weight? I have to eat anyway and I eat in order not to die of hunger. I don't eat in order to lose weight. What will make me lose weight is my choice of foods.

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    #2

    Re: eat to lose weight

    3 is wrong IMO. 1 may not be very logical, but there's nothing wrong with it grammatically.
    Last edited by Tdol; 08-Oct-2014 at 11:37. Reason: typo

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    #3

    Re: eat to lose weight

    Would 3 be right if 'me' was omitted? Would 1 be logical if 'eat' was replaced with 'fast'?

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    #4

    Re: eat to lose weight

    You could use I eat in such a way as to lose weight. It's not very natural, though.

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    #5

    Re: eat to lose weight

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Would 3 be right if 'me' was omitted? Would 1 be logical if 'eat' was replaced with 'fast'?

    Not a teacher.
    The problem with 3 is that "in such a way" is just unnatural in this context. "The way you eat" is, for example, quickly or greedily or with chopsticks.

    You could replace "eat" with "fast". It would be grammatically correct but it wouldn't be entirely biologically correct (if that's what you meant by "logical"). Fasting doesn't help you lose weight long term, only in the very short term. The weight loss is mostly water loss.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: eat to lose weight

    Is it natural and logical to say 'I eat on such a diet as to lose weight'?

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    #7

    Re: eat to lose weight

    Better to say: I diet to lose weight.

    Diet - eat in a regulated fashion

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    Re: eat to lose weight

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it natural and logical to say 'I eat on such a diet as to lose weight'?

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    No. We don't use "I eat on ..." in this way at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: eat to lose weight

    I'm on a diet would do the job much more effectively.

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    #10

    Re: eat to lose weight

    I am not a teacher.

    There are people who believe in negative-calorie foods, that is to say, food that requires more energy to digest than it provides, (even though this has never been demonstrated scientifically).

    I think believers in this could say, 'I eat to lose weight'.

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