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  1. Pula
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    to the detriment of

    hi, please proofread the following sentences.

    1. He never studies at home, to the detriment of his academic results.
    2. She depends too much on her husband,to the detriment of her independence.
    3. If she goes to the US and leaves her husband behind,it will lead to the detriment of her
    marriage.
    4. Adam's high passion for sweet food will eventually brings him to the detriment of his health.

    please advise on the usage if there's any mistake.
    thanks.

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    Re: to the detriment of

    Quote Originally Posted by Pula View Post
    1. He never studies at home, to the detriment of his academic results.
    2. She depends too much on her husband,to the detriment of her independence.
    3. If she goes to the US and leaves her husband behind,it will lead to the detriment of her marriage.
    4. Adam's high passion for sweet food will eventually brings him to the detriment of his health.
    Hi Pula. As a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, I would advise as follows:

    I would have no problems, personally, with sentences 1 & 2.

    In 3, I would have said: " ... behind, it will/would be to the detriment of her marriage".
    Similarly, in 4, I would have said: " ... will/would [eventually] be to the detriment of his health".
    Also, if you had been able to use the verb "brings" it would have been "bring", as "passion" is singular.

    Hope this helps
    Regards
    NT

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