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Which is correct,

Obesity can occur whether to male or female, to all ages, race and to the whole ethnic group.

or

Obesity can occur whether to male or female, for all ages, race and to the whole ethnic group.

I personally prefer 'to'. It's kind of 'addressed to'

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  • Did you mean to repeat "Which is correct" at the beginning of each sentence? Nov 17, 2015 at 2:04
  • Yes, so To or For..
    – Flonne
    Nov 17, 2015 at 14:08
  • Sorry about the comment up there, I mean: Yes, so To or For.., I need an explanation for the 'to' and 'for' whether it addresses the message correctly.
    – Flonne
    Nov 17, 2015 at 14:23

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I'd rather say "Obesity can occur either to a male or a female of any age, race or to the (whole) ethnic group."

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  • Hello V.V thanks for your answer. What do you think, if we change this sentence to: Obesity can occur to a male and a female, all ages, race and to the whole ethnic group.
    – Flonne
    Nov 17, 2015 at 14:12
  • Could you kindly explain about the 'of' usage in this sentence? And can we just use male or female without 'a'? Thanks
    – Flonne
    Nov 17, 2015 at 14:15
  • @Fionne. Lets analyse the words. Obesity can occur to a person (a male or a female ), can't it? To a group (people). But just logically age and race cannot become overweight. The article is used before nouns, you know, but if you use "male or female " as adjectives, there's no article.
    – V.V.
    Nov 17, 2015 at 14:43
  • I understand now, so male and female can be used as an adjectives. What do you think the two sentences above? Is it grammatically correct or incorrect? i checked it and it turned out there was no error.
    – Flonne
    Nov 17, 2015 at 15:02

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