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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default grew out of childhood/childishness

    ''I wish you grew out of your childhood soon!' (What I mean is my friend is childish, and I would like him to stop being so.)

    Or should it be "I wish you grew out of your childishness soon!"

    Which sentence in bold is correct?

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    Default Re: grew out of childhood/childishness

    Neither is what I would expect a native speaker to say and neither is particularly grammatical in itself.

    It would be far more likely to be "Grow up!" OR "Stop being so childish!" OR "It's time you grew up!" More politely, "Isn't it time you stopped behaving like a child?"

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    Default Re: grew out of childhood/childishness

    Thanks, Anglika.

    I agree with all your points.

    Best wishes

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    Default Re: grew out of childhood/childishness

    dear,



    Childhood is an age WHILE childishness is th behaviour of kids , this to my point of view. thanks

    saleemabu

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    Default Re: grew out of childhood/childishness

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    ''I wish you grew out of your childhood soon!' (What I mean is my friend is childish, and I would like him to stop being so.)

    Or should it be "I wish you grew out of your childishness soon!"

    Which sentence in bold is correct?

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    They are both wrong in many ways.

    In principle though, to grow out of childhood is to become an adult and it is a bit silly to ask them to do it faster!

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    Thanks.

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