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    Smile The inevitability of developing lung problems

    The inevitability of developing lung problems didn't stop my uncle from smoking three packs of cigarettes a day.



    Hi,

    Is it proper to replace "developing" in the above with "having/experiencing/ catching/suffering from?" Thanks.

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    Re: The inevitability of developing lung problems

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The inevitability of developing lung problems didn't stop my uncle from smoking three packs of cigarettes a day.



    Hi,

    Is it proper to replace "developing" in the above with "having/experiencing/ catching/suffering from?" Thanks.
    Having/experiencing/suffering from are O.K. but catching doesn't sound right. You catch a cold but not lung problems.

    Frank

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    Re: The inevitability of developing lung problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Flittle View Post
    Having/experiencing/suffering from are O.K. but catching doesn't sound right. You catch a cold but not lung problems.

    Frank
    Thanks, Flittle.

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