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warned • overdoing • consume
deformity • nutritional
  1. I him, but he didn't listen.
  2. I fear that she's the diet.
  3. The child's bone is inborn.
  4. Diabetic patients need to cut down on what they .
  5. Do you take time to read the information on the package?
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1115 Warning Labels

Kat and Matthew discuss the use of warning lables on consumer products.

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Should people be warned all the time about everything?

When we warn someone, that means we tell them about a problem or possible danger. Notice the following:

  1. There was almost no warning before the tsunami hit.
  2. He was warned about coming to work late.

overdoing it

I think nowadays they are really overdoing it.

To overdo something means to do too much. Notice the following:

  1. I understand their anger, but I thought they were overdoing it.
  2. Oh, stop overdoing it!


Even though fast food isn't healthy so many people consume it.

Here, to consume means to eat or drink something. Notice the following:

  1. Americans consume a lot of junk food.
  2. The doctor told me to consume less sugar.


They even have pictures of horrible looking teeth and nasty lungs cut open and deformities on babies.

A deformity is when a part of the body does not develop in a normal way. Notice the following:

  1. The surgeon skillfully repaired the deformity.
  2. He was born with a slight deformity to his left foot.

nutritional information

I think there should be a differentiation between warning labels and nutritional information.

Nutritional information tells us the ingredients in the food we eat. Notice the following:

  1. I never read the nutritional information.
  2. Nutritional information must be printed on all food containers.