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The right word



zvonka.rink
Slovenia

The right word
 
Dear colleagues,

Here is an example I do not know whether to accept the word as correct or not:

...She appeared in an advertising campaign, showing her dangerously STARVED body..........

I expected words such as : skinny /thin/bony. I checked the expressions with starved on the net, however, I can-t make a decision whether this is correct or not. Can you help me, please?

Thank you so much for your help.

20 Oct 2014      



MoodyMoody
United States

I would accept the word starved in this context. Many models have anorexia, a disorder in which the patient generally eats very little. A few models have died from anorexia. In fact, I would be impressed with this student īs logical progression.

20 Oct 2014     



yanogator
United States

I agree with MoodyMoody. Using "starved" indicates the process that led to the skinny condition.

Bruce

20 Oct 2014     



douglas
United States

Yes, I would definitely accept it.

20 Oct 2014     



zvonka.rink
Slovenia

Thank you for your answers. It seems my students are always rght although they often say they speak "by ear". 

20 Oct 2014