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    There are several consequences of unemployment

    Hello all,
    Can I ask which of the following is better?

    A) There are several consequences of unemployment. They range from those that affect the individual and his or her family to those that have an impact on the economy as a whole.

    B) There are several consequences of unemployment, ranging from those that affect the individual and his or her family to those that have an impact on the economy as a whole.
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    #2

    Re: There are several consequences of unemployment

    They are equally good.

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    #3

    Re: There are several consequences of unemployment

    They are both acceptable. It's mostly a matter of stylistic preference.

    Generally it's a better practice to keep your sentences shorter when you can, so I suppose A) is slightly preferable for that reason alone.

    However, there's nothing wrong with B). I tend to write longer sentences myself, so I personally prefer it.
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    #4

    Re: There are several consequences of unemployment

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    the individual and his or her family
    I agree with Rover and Skrej.

    I'll just add that most people today are happy to use 'their' instead of 'his or her'. If you don't like that, you could always write 'individuals and their families.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Aug-2017 at 18:23.

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