2021-05-04 03:41:39 UTC
progress of the work.
I wonder if the above sentence sounds odd to a natural
speaker. Because of the word "impairment".
It is treated stepmotherly by many dictionaries, which
only have an entry for "impair", and then often just
mention "impairment" without an explanation.
And then most uses I find are from the realm of human
health. There, it is often preceded by a word such as
"visual", "cognitive", or "motor".
OTOH, it is there in the frequency word list with a
frequency of about 6000, near to "whisper" (n),
"sigh" (n), and "cruise" (v). That's more frequent
than the short notes in dictionaries suggest.
So, if you think that the above sentence is strange,
I'd appreciate any suggestion to make it more natural!
Would the sentence be improved if "impairment of" was
replaced by any one of
adverse (or "negative") effect on