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    I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    I have the following question. In the sentence:

    I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Is the grammar correct?

    Best Regards and thanks!

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    I have the following question. In the sentence:

    I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Is the grammar correct?

    Best Regards and thanks!
    It's OK. Strictly speaking "personally" is redundant.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    I have the following question. In the sentence:

    I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Is the grammar correct?

    Best Regards and thanks!
    The sentence requires a period (full stop) at the end.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    And if you must put "Best regards" at the end of your posts (which is completely unnecessary), do not capitalise "regards".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's OK. Strictly speaking "personally" is redundant.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The sentence requires a period (full stop) at the end.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And if you must put "Best regards" at the end of your posts (which is completely unnecessary), do not capitalise "regards".
    Apart from that, itís OK.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's OK. Strictly speaking "personally" is redundant.
    I agree, but I regard "personally" there as an intensifier.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree, but I regard "personally" there as an intensifier.
    I can see your point but I've always wondered what the alternative would be. If I say "I think ..." or "I believe ...", it is impossible that I am talking about anyone else's thoughts or beliefs. It automatically means "My personal thought/belief is ..." so I have never been able to come up with a logical reason for needing an intensifier.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Nikitus, I expect it's different in Spanish, but the definite article before 'kids' narrows it down to a previously specified group of two or more children.

    Omitting 'the' would mean you believe all children need more discipline.

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    Re: I personally believe that the kids need more discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I can see your point but I've always wondered what the alternative would be. If I say "I think ..." or "I believe ...", it is impossible that I am talking about anyone else's thoughts or beliefs. It automatically means "My personal thought/belief is ..." so I have never been able to come up with a logical reason for needing an intensifier.
    I agree with your logic argument.

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