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"Addict to" vs "Addict of" #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:50 am   "Addict to" vs "Addict of"
 

Hi

Could you please tell me which one is better?

1- He soon became addict to heroin.
2- He soon became addict of heroin.

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"Addict to" vs "Addict of" #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:23 am   "Addict to" vs "Addict of"
 

Hi Tom

Firstly edit your sentences a little bit:
1. He soon became addicted to heroin
2. He soon became an addict of heroin.

The first sentence is emphasising the process and the second the substance.
So in no 2 he is addicted to heroin not speed or coke.
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"Addict to" vs "Addict of" #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:20 am   "Addict to" vs "Addict of"
 

stew.t. wrote:
Hi Tom

Firstly edit your sentences a little bit:
1. He soon became addicted to heroin
2. He soon became an addict of heroin.

The first sentence is emphasising the process and the second the substance.
So in no 2 he is addicted to heroin not speed or coke.

Sorry, Stew, I meant an addict... :shock:

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"Addict to" vs "Addict of" #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:32 am   "Addict to" vs "Addict of"
 

Hi Tom,

It's really simpler to say: He was a heroin addict.

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