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    overcrowding conditions

    These problems are happening not only in poor countries. In rich and developing countries, there is overcrowding conditions due to population growth. Besides, it is very difficult for governments to provide effective public services in overcrowded cities. Moreover, there is usually a great deal more crime, which is often due to high rates of unemployment.
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    This is a little bit confusing. As "overcrowd" is a transitive verb in need of an object, "overcrowding conditions" doesn't sound proper. Does it have to be 2?
    1. overcrowding conditions
    2. overcrowded conditions

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    Re: overcrowding conditions

    It should be "overcrowding" on its own with "There is" or "overcrowded conditions" with "There are".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: overcrowding conditions

    Use either "there is overcrowding" or "there are overcrowded conditions." "Overcrowding conditions" doesn't make sense.

    "There is overcrowding" is better because it's shorter.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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