Grammar or meaning?

Hi all
Can you tell me what is wrong with this sentence?
High levels of bad cholesterol or low levels of good cholesterol can lead to serious health complications like what most people in the world have.
Grammar or meaning?


  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭

    Grammar or meaning?

    Neither. It's style.

    This use of like what is found in comic impressions of uneducated speech.

    In a formal written sentence full of long and technical words it sounds ridiculous.
    In casual colloquial speech like what + CLAUSE may be acceptable to some people — but not to everybody.

    In any style of writing, and most styles of speech, it seems exceptionally weak to end a long sentence with the little word have.

    • The formal equivalent of like what is

    • A formal written equivalent of the ending might be
      as are experienced by most people in the world

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