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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.

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  • "In other words, a member is influenced by his peers drinking behavior. ". Would this sentence be unclear in the context?
    – user66974
    Mar 27, 2015 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. Mar 27, 2015 at 13:32
  • Josh61 yes indeed. i want to pemphasize the drinking behavior of the member rathar than that of the peers Mar 27, 2015 at 13:37
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    Ok, so @FumbleFingers suggestion may well fit your context!!!
    – user66974
    Mar 27, 2015 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, 2015 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:
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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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