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    by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    Which expression do you use with 'emergency' when there is a specific emergency case and you want to name the results from it.

    My sentence: ____ emergency, parts of the population occupied open land in the vicinity of Vienna in order to live there permanently. [context: after world war I - shortage of houses - people occupied free land without permission]

    Is the right preposition by, out of, or because of or is there another, better option? I have read the threads about 'in case of' emergency, but these are about a possible (general) case which may take place, while here I want to express the results from a specific case of emergency that had already taken place.

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    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    Why do you want to use "emergency"?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    if emergency is not the right word, which word should I use?

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    #4

    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    A shortage of housing is not an emergency. It is simply a difficult, unfortunate, serious problem or situation. In the tabloid press, it may even be disastrous or heart-rending; it may even be a crisis, but it's not an emergency.

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    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    ok - is by necessity the better expression or because of distress? I meant with 'emergency' not the shortage of houses in general, but world war one, where many families lost their homes and had no place to live, so they just built settlements themselves without official permission.
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    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    Yes, "By necessity" would work.
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    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    I'd also accept 'from/through necessity'.

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    Re: by emergency, out of emergency, because of emergency

    An emergency shortage of housing could be caused by something like an earthquake in which all the homes/buildings have been destroyed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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