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Hi there,
pleaes proofread:

The phenonomenon / trend of women working is serious.
The phenonomenon/ trend of teenagers smoking is serious.
The phenommenon/ trend of teenagers gambling is serious.

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I wouldn't use 'phenomenon' in these sentences because none of these strikes me as particularly new or surprising or going against normal patterns to that degree. ;-)
 

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Hi there,

So what words can go with the word 'phononmenon'?
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Re: phenomenon

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phenomenon​


noun​


Definition: 1. something known through experience, rather than intuition or logic; 2. an unusual occurrence or development; 3. an exceptional person​

Synonyms: event, circumstance, occurrence, wonder, abnormality, episode, spectacle, sensation, marvel, prodigy​

Antonyms: illusion, impression, triviality​

Tips: Phenomenon is derived from the Greek phainomenon, which means "that which appears or is seen." A phenomenon is something that is known by seeing or experiencing it. It can also be used to refer to an extraordinary person, someone who shines. A person who is a phenomenon can also be called a "phenom."​

Usage Examples:

Hot springs are a natural phenomenon that people flock to see. (wonder)​

The band was an American phenomenon, loved by everyone. (sensation)​

His extraordinary abilities labeled him as a phenomenon. (marvel, sensation)​

The Northern Lights over Alaska are a phenomenon that I would love to see someday. (occurrence, wonder)​

 
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