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I loved fried chicken but my ex said it is too grisy and unhealthy. And unbelieveably, I became sick of eating it. In this situation, can I say like this?

  1. She changed me in the way I eat.

  2. I have changed in the way I eat because of my ex.

  3. She affected me in the way I eat.

  4. She has changed the way I eat by saying that fried chicken is unhealthy.

  5. The way I eat has changed because of my ex.

I think all of these are possible to use, but I am only comfortable with #5,4. Are all of them possible to use with out changing meaning?

  • I'm not a native English speaker but I would say: "She's changed how I eat fried chicken". Aug 19, 2015 at 10:10
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    @KhanhTranDinh: Since jihoon says he doesn't each fried chicken anymore, perhaps "how I eat fried chicken" is not what is intended. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:50
  • @jihoon, I am wondering if it is really the way you eat [that was changed/affected]. I think it's your PREFERENCE? Kindly clarify.
    – shin
    Aug 19, 2015 at 14:01

2 Answers 2


Yes, all of them are possible to use without changing meaning. The only one I'm doubting about is the third one, because 'affecting' is something else than 'changing'.


Here's how I would say it:

Example #1:

I have changed my eating habits because my ex once told me that fried chicken was bad for my health.

Example #2:

My ex completely changed my eating habits by telling me that eating fried chicken is actually quite unhealthy.

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