two hazards to health

  • IMP85

    New Member
    Romania/Romanian
    Alcohol and tobacco are both health hazards; they harm our body.

    or

    Alcohol and tobacco are both hazardous to health; they harm our body.


    I like the first one, but the second one is more in keeping with your meaning.
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Alcohol and tobacco are two hazards to health; they harm our body.



    Does the underlined part sound right to you? Thanks.
    In such a generalized statement, QD, (especially with the use of "our") you should go with the plural "bodies".

    I also think that you should qualify "health" ie: "Alcohol and tobacco are two hazards to good health". Just using the word "health" doesn't seem quite right. If you reworded your statement and said:

    "Alcohol and tobacco are unhealthy", this denotes "bad" health. This is why I think your statement has to refer to "good" health.
     
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