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Which option is correct? Please explain your reasons.

a) What are the deleterious effects of stress on health?

b) What are  deleterious effects of stress on health?

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The correct answer is A.  Which deleterious effects are specified with the prepositional phrase (of stress on health).  If a noun is specified, then the article "the" is usually required.

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Anything to do with word usage and/or grammar, plus the fundamentals on almost any type of writing (especially creative writing, such as poetry, short stories, movie/dramatic scripts, etc.)


Majored in English literature in college; have published short stories and poems, currently teaching English as a second language to foreigners

As mentioned above, a bachelor's in English Literature and also a CELTA certification which enables me to teach English as a second language to foreigners.

Awards and Honors
Editor's Choice for a national poetry contest. 2nd prize for a short story in a city-wide short story contest.

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