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Would it be better to say:

Losing a driver's license symbolically reflected incapability to operate throughout one's daily life routine as usual.

or

Losing a driver's license symbolically reflected incapability to operate throughout one's daily life routine as normal.

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    I think the sentence needs to be rephrased, it sounds very convoluted to me. – Mari-Lou A Feb 5 '17 at 13:50
  • If you simplified the statement/s to read: Losing your driver's license reflects your inability to conduct your daily routine, you wouldn't need to add either as usual or as normal because they're implied. – Ronald Sole Feb 5 '17 at 14:01
  • You don't really need them since "daily" includes these ideas. You could say "throughout one's usual/normal daily life routine", but then it is easy to see the redundancy. – user3169 Feb 5 '17 at 23:03
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You can figure out which one to use by looking at the reverse statement

Without my driver's license, my daily routine is not as usual.

Meaning there has been significant impact on your habitual daily life after losing your license.

Without my driver's license, my daily routine is not normal. Meaning your daily life has deviated from other people's "normal" life.

  • oh, so "as normal" is correct? I'm confused. – XPMai Mar 12 '17 at 15:48
  • In your usage as normal = as usual, what normally happens – Peter Mar 12 '17 at 23:45

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