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    reduce/increase

    Hi,

    Is "He wants to reduce his belly" correct?
    Is "His belly has increased" correct?

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    Re: reduce/increase

    They are both possible. (Has he been eating too many rotis?)

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    Re: reduce/increase

    They are, but something like He wants to lose weight would sound more natural to me.

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    Re: reduce/increase

    You can say 'reduce his waistline'.

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    Re: reduce/increase

    Yes, he has been eating too many rotis. Now he came to me to learn some abdominal exercises.

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    #6

    Re: reduce/increase

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Untaught:

    I understand how "he" feels.

    A year ago, I weighed 120 pounds. Now I weigh 125 pounds -- because of too much ice cream and pastries (not rotis).

    I definitely want a smaller abdomen/ paunch. My spare tire disgusts me, especially when I try to fit comfortably into my pants (trousers).



    James

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