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    Default coping strategies

    Please help me check the following list. Are they acceptable? Thanks!

    The followings are the coping strategies/back up plans:
    1. Pay close attention to the needs of teenagers’ psychological development.
    2. Encourage students to stretch out their diversified interpersonal relationship, and construct a positive social supporting network.
    3. Provide teenagers with living experience which has substitute function, so as to shift/avoid the risks of addiction.

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    Default Re: coping strategies

    They are OK up to #3. What is 'substitute function' supposed to mean?

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    Default Re: coping strategies

    A teacher corrected the sentences as written.

    The following are some strategies

    1. Pay close attention to theneeds of teenage psychological development.
    2. Encourage students todiversify their interpersonal relationships and develop a positivesocial-support network.
    3. Provide teenagers with substitute experience so as tolessen the risk of addiction.

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    Default Re: coping strategies

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    A teacher corrected the sentences as written.

    The following are some strategies

    1. Pay close attention to the needs of teenage psychological development.
    2. Encourage students to diversify their interpersonal relationships and develop a positive social-support network.
    3. Provide teenagers with substitute experiences so as to lessen the risk of addiction.
    Your teacher's corrections are certainly better than your original sentences.

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    Default Re: coping strategies

    I'm still not sure about "substitute experience" unless it's a phrase which is particular to the area of helping people with addictions. I can only assume it means to show them a completely different way of life where their addiction has no part to play.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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