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Hi,

'Forests are cut down so that a lot of animals leave their natural habitat.'
'Forest are cut down so that a lot of animals are leaving their natural habitat.'

Are both of the tenses correct in this context?What is the difference in meaning?

Thanks.
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Word warrior23"Due to the ever growing rate of deforestation today, many different species are forced to leave their habitats every day and, thus, attempt to find new areas in which to live, even if they are not as suitable as their former habitats."
Me again. Emotion: smile I think this could be simplified if you want. For example: "Due to the ever-growing rate of deforestation today, many different species are forced to leave their habitats every day and, thus, attempt to find new areas in which to live, even if they are not as suitable as their former habitats." (Different sounds redundant to me since it's combined with "many".)

Or even: "Due to the ever-growing rate of deforestation today, many species are forced to attempt to find new areas in which to live, even if they are not as suitable as their former habitats."

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Emotion: embarrassed

Leah S: Me again. I think this could be simplified if you want. For example: "Due to the ever-growing rate of deforestation today, many different species are forced to leave their habitats every day and, thus, attempt to find new areas in which to live, even if they are not as suitable as their former habitats." (Different sounds redundant to me since it's combined with "many".)
“different” makes it sound smoother. I would keep “thus” in; it gives the sentence a nice, strong effect. I like that hyphen between “ever” and “growing”. However, just as “email” takes almost worldwide preference over “e-mail” now, one can argue that hyphen here too and just say “evergrowing”. And guess what? Before you know it, wikidictionary.com already has it.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/evergrowing

Leah S: Or even: "Due to the ever-growing rate of deforestation today, many species are forced to attempt to find new areas in which to live, even if they are not as suitable as their former habitats."
Or even: “Inflated deforestation is a main cause behind many species going extinct today.” – Much simpler and much more tactful Emotion: wink
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Yep, there are countless ways it could be said. Just providing varieties. Emotion: smile
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