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    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Hi,

    Are all of these sentences OK?

    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.
    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and also it damages the teeth.
    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight. Also, it damages the teeth.

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    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Could you please check these sentences? (Recently, this post was deleted)

    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight. Also it damages the teeth.


    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and also it damages the teeth.

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    Re: Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    "Overweight" is an adjective so you can't use "leads to overweight".

    Eating too much sugar leads to excess weight.
    Eating too much sugar leads to a person being overweight.

    Don't use "and" and "also" in the first/third sentences. It's tautologous.
    If you go with the second construction, put a comma after "Also".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Overweight" is an adjective so you can't use "leads to overweight".
    Thanks. But in the link below it considered as "noun" too.
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overweight
    Don't use "and" and "also" in the first/third sentences. It's tautologous.
    If you go with the second construction, put a comma after "Also".
    Sure. Thanks teacher. However, the following was written in my book "IELTS Language Practice":

    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and also damages the teeth.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 27-Jun-2017 at 21:02.

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    Re: Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Thanks. But in the link below it considered as "noun" too.
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overweight
    I wasn't even aware it could be a noun. I've never heard it used as such, and I don't think you should use it as one. I'm very surprised at this.



    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl
    Sure. Thanks teacher. However, the following was written in my book "IELTS Language Practice":

    Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and also damages the teeth.
    Sorry, but your book has an error in it.

    Edit #2 I guess according to the dictionary, it could be correct, but it still sounds wrong.
    Last edited by Skrej; 28-Jun-2017 at 04:37. Reason: correction, and correction
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    Re: Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Sorry, but your book has an error in it.
    It is so disappointing that almost all of our resources on grammar, vocabulary and IELTS are unreliable.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 28-Jun-2017 at 06:29.

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    Re: Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    In this case your sarcasm is justifiable.
    What does this mean?

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    Re: Eating too much sugar leads to overweight, and it also damages the teeth.

    In all my years in medicine, I never used 'overweight' as a noun. It sounds strange.
    I'd say "leads to being overweight."

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