Tara had another stroke and she started declining again. By the end of the month...

I am aware that the noun in this kind of sentence is generally health (her health started declining again...), but I read the given sentence in an article yesterday. Does it sound natural/correct to your native ears?




Yes - while not perfect, the word 'health' is strongly implied through the information that she had had a stroke. You could argue it isn't great because she may have declined in some other way, but it would be a bit pedantic to unpick the sentence that way as your health is the thing that is most likely to have declined.