The inevitability of developing lung problems

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angliholic

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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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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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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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