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    more encourage to do sth

    hi,
    Am I right by saying "my parents more encouraged me to play with my cousins rather than other children in the neighbourhood."?
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: more encourage to do sth

    You're nearly right. The word 'more' is redundant.

    Am I right in saying "My parents more encouraged me to play with my cousins rather than other children in the neighbourhood[delete this full stop]"?

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    Re: more encourage to do sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You're nearly right. The word 'more' is redundant.

    Am I right in saying "My parents more encouraged me to play with my cousins rather than other children in the neighbourhood[delete this full stop]"?
    Thank you for your prompt help!
    Actually, I'd like to express that my parents encouraged me to play with cousins, but they didn't mean that I couldn't play with other children, so I use the word "more" here. Therefore, in what way may I accurately express this indication?

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    Re: more encourage to do sth

    My parent encouraged me to play with my cousins more than with other children.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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