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Is this sentence grammatically correct?

"In modern days, high-achieving women who have to juggle career and family life are taking enormous stress and responsibilities on their shoulders?"

- I'm not quite sure about whether it should be "juggle career and family life" or "juggle a career and a family life"... or any other better way to write it?

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Hi, CaraGrace, and welcome to the G.E,

@CaraGrace posted:

Is this sentence grammatically correct?

"In modern days, high-achieving women who have to juggle career and family life are taking enormous stress and responsibilities on their shoulders?"

- I'm not quite sure about whether it should be "juggle career and family life" or "juggle a career and a family life"... or any other better way to write it?

That should be 'juggle a career and a family life'.

@CaraGrace posted:


- I'm not quite sure about whether it should be "juggle career and family life" or "juggle a career and a family life"... or any other better way to write it?

Hello, CaraGrace, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

While I can understand why Ahmed_btm might prefer "juggle a career and a family life," I myself strongly prefer "juggle career and family life."

You are speaking of juggling two different types of life (career life and family life), rather than a certain type of life with a career.

The phrase "juggle career and family life" is a reduction of "juggle career life and family life" in which "career and family" are two conjoined attributive nouns.

Here are some noteworthy statistics from Google:

"juggle work and family life": 306,000
"juggle work life and family life": 46,000
"juggle a work and family life": 7
"juggle a work and a family life": 0

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