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    1. How do we describe a girl who always attached on parents sweetly but refuses to talk to others?

    2. Then what about for boys?

    3. Are the above sentences correct in structure?

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    Default Re: attached on parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. How do we describe a girl who always attached on parents sweetly but refuses to talk to others?

    2. Then what about for boys?

    3. Are the above sentences correct in structure?

    Thank you.
    What do you mean by "attached on"?

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    Default Re: attached on parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. How do we describe a girl who is always (over-)attached to her parents sweetly but refuses to talk to others?
    Perhaps she has a "pathological parental attachment" or something with "over-attachment" in it. She might even have separation anxiety, or social phobia/anxiety. You'd need to ask a psychologist.
    Otherwise, you might call her shy.

    2. Then what about for boys?
    Same. If he's excessively attached to his mother, and you want a disparaging term to use in bullying, he could be called a "Mummy's boy". But we tend not to use terms like that these days.

    3. Are the above sentences correct in structure?

    Thank you.
    3. Mostly.

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