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I wrote the following sentence as a part of my one of my essays. However, I got two questions while I writing it. Firstly, please let me know whether "excessively interest" is a natural phrase. Secondly, I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me whether it is feasible to replace "actors' personal lives and actresses' personal lives" with "actors' and actresses' personal life".


The received wisdom is the press are generally excessively interested in well-known actors' and actresses' personal lives.

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dileepaFirstly, please let me know whether "excessively interest" is a natural phrase.

"excessively interest" is ungrammatical, but "excessively interested", which is what you actually wrote, is correct.

dileepaSecondly, I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me whether it is feasible to replace "actors' personal lives and actresses' personal lives" with "actors' and actresses' personal lives".

Yes, as amended (which again is how you actually wrote it). The shorter version is much preferable.

I much prefer "The received wisdom is that the press ..."

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dileepaFirstly, please let me know whether "excessively interest" is a natural phrase.

It's fine (as "excessively interested").

dileepaSecondly, I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me whether it is feasible to replace "actors' personal lives and actresses' personal lives" with "actors' and actresses' personal life".

It looks like you already have. It would be bizarre as "actors' personal lives and actresses' personal lives".

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