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    Smile Joan is very weak now and vulnerable to disease.

    Joan is very weak now and vulnerable to disease.


    I assume vulnerable in the above is a wrong use. The right one is suseptible, instead. Am I off the mark? Thanks.


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    Re: Joan is very weak now and vulnerable to disease.

    I think you could use it. Susceptible is an alternative.

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    Re: Joan is very weak now and vulnerable to disease.

    I'd prefer 'susceptible' because of my classical background! Vulnerable (to me, and to pedants like me) should mean 'susceptible to wounding': Online Etymology Dictionary . But I certainly wouldn't enforce this preference as a rule, and I've heard 'vulnerable' being more loosely used.

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    Re: Joan is very weak now and vulnerable to disease.

    Thanks, Anglika.

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