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In other words, a member’s drinking behavior is influenced by observing his peers’ drinking behavior.

To avoid repetition of drinking in this sentence, I need either one word for drinking behavior or another expression except for drinking habits.

  • "In other words, a member is influenced by his peers drinking behavior. ". Would this sentence be unclear in the context? – user66974 Mar 27 '15 at 13:29
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    "In other words, a member's drinking behavior is influenced by observing that of his peers". I find it hard to believe English would have a single word for this concept. – FumbleFingers Mar 27 '15 at 13:32
  • Josh61 yes indeed. i want to pemphasize the drinking behavior of the member rathar than that of the peers – Sarra Saidi Mar 27 '15 at 13:37
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    Ok, so @FumbleFingers suggestion may well fit your context!!! – user66974 Mar 27 '15 at 13:43
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    Depending on the larger context many of the published synonyms of behavior or habit will do. – ScotM Mar 27 '15 at 14:26
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In other words, a member’s drinking behavior is influenced by observing his peers’ conduct.

noun

[MASS NOUN]
1 The manner in which a person behaves, especially in a particular place or situation:
ODO

The context provides sufficient information concerning the scope of the conduct.

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"Attitude towards drinking" maybe? So something along the lines of:

In other words, a member's drinking behavior is influenced by observing his peers' attitude towards drinking.

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Try "use of alcohol" for the latter instance. And don't forget the apostrophe in peers'.

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If you want to use two equivalent expressions for "drinking behavior" rather than simply adjusting the sentence to replace one of the instances with "that" (as, for example, the wording suggested in FumbleFingers's comment above does), you might try something like this:

"In other words, a member's pattern of alcohol consumption is influenced by observing his peers' drinking behavior. "

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