What is the best way to combine the following sentences?Sterioid users often experience depressions. They are mot using the drugs. This pattern typically leads to increased use.   One combined...

What is the best way to combine the following sentences?

Sterioid users often experience depressions.

They are mot using the drugs.

This pattern typically leads to increased use.

 

One combined version:

When they are not using drugs, sterioid users often experience depressions, which typically leads to increased use of drug.

Could you give a better version than my one?

Expert Answers
bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think your present version is quite good, though I have corrected several misspellings and added a word in the example below. (The boldface words indicate corrections.)

"When they are not using drugs, steroid users often experience depression, which typically leads to increased use of the drug."

If you can identify different types (or forms) of depression, then you might want to alter it to say

"... experience different forms of depression,..."

Another example might be the following:

"Steroid users often experience depression when they are not using drugs, which typically leads to increased use of the drug."

or,

"Steroid users often experience different forms of depression when they are not using drugs, which typically leads to increased use of the drug."

debudasir | Student

'While not taking drugs, steroid users often experience depression leading to an increased use of the stuff.'