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i want to know if this sentence is correct: ''which girl never ate chocolate for being anxious...and lettuce for vanity?''

thanks a lot
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Grammatically it seems fine. I don't really understand the meaning though. What context are you using this in?
It looks like a question to me so I'd prefer

Which girl did never eat chocolate...?
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I don't like the "for being anxious" part.

The only time this would make sense is if someone said "Look! Over there is a girl who never ate chocolate for anxiety and never ate lettuce for... [whatever it was that I can't see in the original post.]"

And someone answered, "Oh really? Which girl never ....?" It would require such a bizarre context that it's hard to believe it would be spontaneously uttered.
Grammar GeekI don't like the "for being anxious" part.
I am with GG. The whole construction gave me a feeling of breathing through a stuffed up nose because from a logical and grammatical point of view:

1) If we are making a general reference, “which girl never ate…” sounds like running one’s fingers on chalkboard to my ears.

2) Being anxious is a noun phrase which means “in the state of anxiety” and is not a direct replacement for anxiety in your sentence.

3) “Which” refers to a group of preconceived nouns, i.e. which one of you took my I-pod? yelling out to a group of co-workers.

So to make some sense out of the sentence, it needs some modifying, assuming there is a group of girls in particular that you know…

Which girl (that you know who) never ate /(has never eaten) chocolate to relieve anxiety and lettuce to fulfill her vanity?

Better yet, how about: Is there a girl (who you know that) never eats /(has never eaten) chocolate to relieve anxiety and lettuce to fulfill her vanity?
Anonymous... if this sentence is correct: which girl never ate chocolate for being anxious...and lettuce for vanity?

Not exactly correct, no. Assuming you are making a mild rhetorical plea to overlook certain behaviors which girls may feel guilty about, I think you need something like this:

What girl has never eaten chocolate [for / out of] anxiety and lettuce [for / out of] vanity?

CJ
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Ah, I see Jim.
Like "Who among us hasn't at sometime done this." That would make sense.

Regarding the chocolate, must one feel anxious to enjoy it? I thought it was simply another major food group.
Grammar GeekI thought it was simply another major food group.
There are others? Emotion: surprise

CJ
Yes, it's important to get your grains as well. Beer covers that.
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