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Are these sentences correct:


a) "People should never give in to pressures."


b) "People should never yield to pressures."



(And in case both are correct, which is more common?)

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Christine Christie

Are these sentences correct:


a) "People should never give in to pressure."


b) "People should never yield to pressure."


(And in case both are correct, which is more common?)

Both are correct as shown. a) is more common.

CJ

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Christine ChristieAre these sentences correct:

No. "Pressures" is different from "pressure". You can't give in to pressures. We speak of the pressures of life on the tundra or the pressures at the office. Pressures are difficulties of a sort. Pressure in this context is coercion, and you can either give in or yield to that.

Christine Christiewhich is more common?

They are somewhat different. To give in to pressure is to surrender to it. To yield to pressure is to allow your behavior to be influenced by it.

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