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    Default a few questions

    Are these sentences correct?

    a)I would not like to have children "with" (?) a guy I do not consider my husband.

    b)I get sad to know that some elderly people live in nursing homes especially because their relatives take them for granted and treat them badly. As I know parents do their best to make their children happy, I take pity on people who end up in life ( ? )like that.


    c) She should change her values of life.

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    Default Re: a few questions

    a)I would not like to have children "with" (?) a guy I do not consider my husband. (A bit strange- 'consider' seems an odd choice of verb. However, 'have children with' is correct.

    b)I get sad to know that some elderly people live in nursing homes especially because their relatives take them for granted and treat them badly. As I know parents do their best to make their children happy, I take pity on people who end up in life ( ? )like that.

    I'd put a comma before 'especially' and I would delete 'in life'. You could change the start to It makes me sad to know...

    c) She should change her values of life.

    I don't think 'of life' is necessary here.


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    Default Re: a few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    a)I would not like to have children "with" (?) a guy I do not consider my husband. (A bit strange- 'consider' seems an odd choice of verb. However, 'have children with' is correct.

    b)I get sad to know that some elderly people live in nursing homes especially because their relatives take them for granted and treat them badly. As I know parents do their best to make their children happy, I take pity on people who end up in life ( ? )like that.

    I'd put a comma before 'especially' and I would delete 'in life'. You could change the start to It makes me sad to know...

    c) She should change her values of life.

    I don't think 'of life' is necessary here.

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    Could I say "life values" instead? For example:

    - She married the guy because of his money, she has no love for him. She doesn´t think one can be happy if he is not wealthy. "She should rethink her life values" ?

    - Is "to end up in life like that" fine?

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    Say, simply:
    • She should change her values.

    Say:
    • I take pity on people who end up like that.


    :)

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    I'm with Ron.

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