tintin
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 09:02 am
please see this english text

Many sociologists contend that homelessness is caused by a decrease in wages and in availability of affordable housing, a lack of family support, and a decline in health care coverage.

is it correct usage in availability ?

is not this should be inavailibility ?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 09:19 am
yes
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 12:20 pm
@tintin,
1. Many sociologists contend that homelessness is caused by a decrease in wages and in inavailability of affordable housing, a lack of family support, and a decline in health care coverage.

That doesn't sound natural.

2. ... and inavailability of affordable housing, a lack of family support, and a decline in health care coverage.

Neither does 2, above.

3. ... and in the availability of affordable housing, a lack of family support, and a decline in health care coverage.

Number 3 is fine. The availability of housing can be high or low. Common sense tells us that this situation points to a low availability of affordable housing.

4. ... and in the inavailability of affordable housing, a lack of family support, and a decline in health care coverage.

Number 4 is also a possibility, but it's certainly not a necessity.


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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 12:23 pm
@tintin,
Quote:
Many sociologists contend that homelessness is caused by a decrease in wages and in availability of affordable housing, a lack of family support, and a decline in health care coverage.


imo that's a rather awkward sentence structure .

let's try this :

- Many sociologists contend that homelessness is caused by a decrease in wages

- additionally there is often a lack of affordable housing , and a lack of family support

- and there has also been a decline in health care coverage .
..............................................................................................

still awkward . i think the writer was trying to cram too much into one single sentence ... and that often does not give good english .
...............................................................................................

someone else please untangle this .

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Francis
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 12:29 pm
Many sociologists contend that homelessness is caused by factors as:

- decrease in wages
- unavailability of affordable housing
- lack of family support
- decline in health care coverage.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 12:40 pm
@tintin,
Tintin, where was this sentence from? Is it exactly like the original?
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