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    KLPNO is offline Senior Member
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    can I say like that?

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask if I can say like that.

    The higher the sound level and the longer the time of its impact on hearing are, the more is the risk of occupational disease.

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    Re: can I say like that?

    Hello K.,

    That isn't quite idiomatic; but you could say e.g.

    1. The higher the sound level, and the longer the time of its impact on hearing, the greater the risk of occupational disease.

    Best wishes,

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    KLPNO is offline Senior Member
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    Re: can I say like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello K.,

    That isn't quite idiomatic; but you could say e.g.

    1. The higher the sound level, and the longer the time of its impact on hearing, the greater the risk of occupational disease.

    Best wishes,

    MrP
    Thank you very much, MrPedantic!!

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    Re: can I say like that?

    A slight quibble - if the situation is one of noise causing physical damage to the ear and hearing, it should be "occupational injury" rather than disease, which is caused by infection or failure in health rather than by physical causes.

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    KLPNO is offline Senior Member
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    Re: can I say like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A slight quibble - if the situation is one of noise causing physical damage to the ear and hearing, it should be "occupational injury" rather than disease, which is caused by infection or failure in health rather than by physical causes.
    Thank you very much, Anglika.

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    Re: can I say like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask if I can say {____} like that.
    KLPNO,

    You need something where I've put the blank. Either 'the sentence below' // 'it' // 'the following sentence' // ...

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    KLPNO is offline Senior Member
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    Re: can I say like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    KLPNO,

    You need something where I've put the blank. Either 'the sentence below' // 'it' // 'the following sentence' // ...
    Point taken. Thank you very much, riverkid.

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    Re: can I say like that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A slight quibble - if the situation is one of noise causing physical damage to the ear and hearing, it should be "occupational injury" rather than disease, which is caused by infection or failure in health rather than by physical causes.
    Yes, I'll vote for that too.

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