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    A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise

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    A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more.

    Can we rewrite it as the following?

    A prosperous mechanized society involves/requires most people's taking less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more.


    A prosperous mechanized society involves/requires taking less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more.
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    Re: A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise

    Involves is possible. Requires doesn't work because it implies that people are not allowed to exercise as much rather than not choosing to. I prefer the original version though.
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    Re: A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise

    I guess the result of a mechanized society is people exercising less. LOL. Think of our farmers in the past and obese kids sitting in front of the screen for hours.

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    Re: A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise

    "A prosperous mechanized society may result in people taking less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more."
    According to what you suggested, is the following correct too?
    A prosperous mechanized society may mean that most people take less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more.

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    Re: A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    According to what you suggested, is the following correct too?
    A prosperous mechanized society may mean that most people take less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more.
    Yes.
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