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    i want to see if this sentence is correct or need improvement ::::: I also want my children not to be obligated going to church

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    Re: esay help

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i want to see if this sentence is correct or need improvement ::::: I also want my children not to be obligated going to church
    Try this: I also don't want my children to feel an obligation to go to church.

    (I"m assuming the "also" is there for a good reason.)

    {not a teacher - my apologies for forgetting to include that recently}

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    Re: esay help

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i want to see if this sentence is correct or need improvement ::::: I also want my children not to be obligated going to church
    I also want my children not to be obliged to go to church.
    I also don't want my children to be obliged to go to church.
    (I'd write the former. It's one of few cases where I would write it this way to emphasise firmly that it's something I want (and expect), not something I don't want)
    Barb's sentence is OK too, but it places the source of the obligation on the children rather than the authorities you're writing to.
    Maybe:
    I also don't want my children to be subject to an obligation to go to church.

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    Ah. I didn't assume there was another authority. I was thinking about an internally imposed obligation to go every Sunday because that's what "good" people do. As in "I won't raise my children to feel this obligation that I was raised with." Maybe I know more lapsed Catholics than you do :)

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    Re: esay help

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Ah. I didn't assume there was another authority. I was thinking about an internally imposed obligation to go every Sunday because that's what "good" people do. As in "I won't raise my children to feel this obligation that I was raised with." Maybe I know more lapsed Catholics than you do :)
    Maybe, but even being a very lapsed Catholic myself, this context didn't occur to me. Context - the perennial problem.

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