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    Ashiuhto is offline Senior Member
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    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    If we adults do not successfully teach students to learn to be empathy, then our education is a failure.

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    Default Re: learn to be empathy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    If we adults do not successfully teach students to learn to be empathy, then our education is a failure.
    If we adults do not successfully teach students to be empathetic, then our education is a failure.

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    Default Re: learn to be empathy

    No— empathy is a noun. They can't 'be empathy', any more than than they could 'be sympathy'.

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    Default Re: learn to be empathy

    I don't think the mistake is any more than a typo. The first draft said 'teach students to learn to be empathetic', a reviewer said it would be better as ''teach students to learn empathy', and the writer was late for a meeting or something.

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