wreak havoc on / environment-wise [-wise suffix]

Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, there

I would like to know if I can use the following expression" wreak havoc on the world" in this example:

"What's the country that most wreak havoc on the world environment-wise?"

Does it sound odd?
Thank you very much, really.
 
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Why? Doesn't this expression mean "in relation to"?

    Like this sentence :

    Moneywise, of course, I’m much better off than I used to be.
    Others might disagree, but there are very few "-wise" words that I wouldn't red-line. "Clockwise" is the only one that immediately comes to mind. "Money-wise" just about gets by, but only in colloquial context.
     

    Gabriel Malheiros

    Senior Member
    Portuguese - Brazil
    Others might disagree, but there are very few "-wise" words that I wouldn't red-line. "Clockwise" is the only one that immediately comes to mind. "Money-wise" just about gets by, but only in colloquial context.
    I got it. What do you mean by "just about gets by", Cyberpedant?

    Thank you for all
     
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