Some addictions//some forms of addiction(s)

EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
Hi all, I have the following sentence in mind:

Some addictions can ruin our lives.
Some forms of addiction(s) can ruin our lives.


I want to convey the idea that not all, but some addictions (e.g. gambling, drugs), can ruin our lives. But I'm unsure whether there's a difference between "some addictions" and "some forms of addiction(s)".

Based on the idea that conciseness is preferred, I'm leaning towards "some addictions", as it's shorter. :)
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Some addictions can ruin our lives. -> Less formal
    Some forms of addiction(s) can ruin our lives.
    -> addiction :tick: More formal/authoritative.
     

    EdisonBhola

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you. :)
    I was unsure about whether the plural was correct because I saw both forms being used when I did a Google search. Thanks for clearing my doubt.
     
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