the majority being from disease

NewAmerica

Senior Member
Mandarin
Does "the majority being from disease, compounded by lack of food“ mean "the majority died because of disease, which was worsened by lack of food"?

Thanks in advance
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Valley Forge
Washington's army of 11,000 went into winter quarters at Valley Forge north of Philadelphia in December 1777. Over the next six months, the deaths in camp numbered in the thousands (the majority being from disease, compounded by lack of food, proper clothing, poor shelter and the extreme cold),
 
  • waltern

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Yes - worsened by not only the lack of food, but also the lack of proper clothing, poor shelter, and the extreme cold.
     
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