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He popularized a method of releasing from bad eating habits.

is this correct? I am not sure about the connection "method" with "of"

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    Method of is fine, but release is a transitive verb. You probably mean losing bad habits or getting rid of bad habits. – StoneyB Oct 29 '14 at 23:06
  • Here is an alternative - He came up with a method to help people come off their bad habits. – Leo Oct 30 '14 at 5:24
  • Can I use " give up" instead of come off? – roka114 Oct 30 '14 at 9:14
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As StoneyB says, release is a transitive verb and thus it requires a direct object. This could have been correct if you'd have written...

He popularized a method of releasing (someone) from bad eating habits.

But that's not the case.

And hence, you can change the sentence -

He popularized a method of getting rid of bad habits

That's just one of the ways to tell that though.

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