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    Despite health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables

    Hello,
    Can we revise the following sentence into another edition?

    "Despite health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables, there seems little chance of a change in attitude. On the contrary, the situation may even be getting worse."


    "Despite health campaigns's encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables, there seems little chance of a change in attitude. On the contrary, the situation may even be getting worse."
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    Re: Despite health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables

    The second version doesn't work. Note that you've written change twice where you meant chance.
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    Re: Despite health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The second version doesn't work. Note that you've written change twice where you meant chance.
    I think it might be an adjective clause. Might be?

    "Despite health campaigns which encourage people to eat fruit and vegetables, there seems little chance of a change in attitude. On the contrary, the situation may even be getting worse."

    How can I differentiate between "adjective clause" and "possessive gerund"?

    For example: "Despite encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables, there seems little chance of a change in attitude. On the contrary, the situation may even be getting worse."

    "Despite government's or their encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables, there seems little chance of a change in attitude. On the contrary, the situation may even be getting worse."
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 26-Jun-2017 at 13:49.

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    Re: Despite health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables

    Each paragraph still contains this error: little change of a change.
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    Re: Despite health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Each paragraph still contains this error: little change of a change.
    Sorry . I have made mentioned change in all sentences.

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