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Bridget's addiction

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Like Bridget's addiction, the tallest girl on the basketball team's addiction is to chewing gum.

is this a correct sentence, i don't think so but knewton says it is correct

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Like Bridget's addiction, the tallest girl on the basketball team's addiction is to chewing gum.

is this a correct sentence, i don't think so but knewton says it is correct
Looks good to me.

It may seem a little clunky, but we don't have many options if we want to compare one person's addiction with another person's addiction, when one of our people is the tallest girl on the basketball team.

Notice that the sentence "Like Bridget's addiction, Carol's addiction is to chewing gum" logically compares two addictions (Bridget's addiction and Carol's addiction)

The sentence "Like Bridget's addiction, Carol Marie Smith's addiction is to chewing gum" is also fine since we are comparing two addictions.

If we continue with this logic all the way to the sentence in question, we see that the tallest girl on the basketball team has an addiction and we are comparing that addiction to Bridget's addiction. Fine.

Another option is to write,"Like Bridget's addiction, the basketball team's tallest girl's addiction is to chewing gum," but this one is super clunky Smile

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Like Bridget's addiction, the tallest girl on the basketball team's addiction is to chewing gum.
At first sight it seems that sentence is referring to team's addiction. Did you rule that option out because the basketball team is part of prepositional phrase and cannot be subject of the main sentence. Hence, you decided that "'s" must have been for subject i.e.tallest girl
Secondly, isn't it weird to have "'s" of tallest girl separated by so many words. I have naver seen that before

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"Like Bridget's addiction, Carol Marie Smith's addiction is to chewing gum"
I did not get the meaning of sentence as written above. what does "chewing" refer to. Infinitives take base form of the verb so shouldn't "chewing" be replaced with "chew" e.g. Carol Marie Smith's addiction is to chew gum.

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Like Bridget's addiction, the tallest girl on the basketball team's addiction is to chewing gum.

addiction is to chew gum nt chewing gum.. dnt u think!!
and it seems team is addicted to chewing gum..dnt u think !!
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jimmyjimmy wrote:
Like Bridget's addiction, the tallest girl on the basketball team's addiction is to chewing gum.

addiction is to chew gum nt chewing gum.. dnt u think!!
and it seems team is addicted to chewing gum..dnt u think !!
LIGHT THE TOPIC WITH KNOWLEDGE
chewing gum as a whole is a noun here don't take it as chewing - verb + gum - noun

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Like Bridget, the tallest girl on the basketball team has an addiction to chewing gum.

Is this sentence correct?

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Like Bridget, the tallest girl on the basketball team has an addiction to chewing gum.

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Yes it is.

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