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    Default "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disability

    "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disability and reliance on others." Is it correct?

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    Default Re: "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disabi

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disability and reliance on others." Is it correct?
    To me it suggests that the parents are disabled and reliant on others, and that doing stuff for their children will make them more so.
    Maybe 'disability' is not the right word either, unless they are disabled children. Would you like to have another go?

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    Default Re: "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disabi

    Is this your own sentence? If not, in what context did you read it?

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    Default Re: "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disabi

    This is my sentence. 'Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases children's disability.' That's all I can come up with.

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    Default Re: "Parents can't do everything for their children as it only increases their disabi

    You need to go and check on the definition of "disability". It's a very specific term when applied to people and you are using it inappropriately here. Apart from anything else, with your use of "increasing children's disability", you are suggesting that they are disabled in the first place and the parents' behaviour is somehow making that disability worse. Unless you are actually writing a piece about disabled children (ie children with a physical or mental incapacity or impairment), don't use the word "disability".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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