Use of noun


A student wrote: Why does specially young girls think so much about their body?

Grammarly did not correct this sentence. Should not body be corrected to bodies?

asked Mar 30 '13 at 12:56 Elly Therese Thoresen New member

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I think your problem starts with the word "does". It should be "do" to match with "girls".


"Why do specially young girls..." doesn't make much sense. In what way can girls be "specially young"? I think you might mean "especially", meaning "in particular", but that wouldn't make any difference in the same place as "specially".


I think I would write the following.

Why do girls, especially young girls, think about their bodies so much?


 Why do young girls in particular think about their bodies so much?

To "think so much about" something is usually used as meaning "to hold something in high regard". It sounded like your young girls thought they all had great bodies.


To "think about something so much" makes it clearer that they are concerned about the subject, that they dwell on it for a long time.

link comment answered Mar 30 '13 at 14:55 Simon Jones Expert

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