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    Dear teachers,

    As far as I know "childish" bears negative meaning. According to word formation could you please explain if "girlish" bears negative meaning too?

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    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    As far as I know "childish" bears negative meaning. According to word formation could you please explain if "girlish" bears negative meaning too?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Yes, childish is generally has a negative connotation.
    Girlish, however, is usually positive, calling to mind a little girl:
    Stella's girlish smile was charming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phukos View Post
    Yes, childish is generally has a negative connotation.
    Girlish, however, is usually positive, calling to mind a little girl:
    Stella's girlish smile was charming.
    Sorry, the "is" is a mistake.

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    Dear phukos,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand it. But I don't understand your reply in this post. Could you please explain to me what "the 'is' is a mistake" means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phukos View Post
    Sorry, the "is" is a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear phukos,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand it. But I don't understand your reply in this post. Could you please explain to me what "the 'is' is a mistake" means?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Jiang
    I accidentally typed: ", childish is generally has a negative connotation."
    I first wrote "Childish is derogatory," but changed the sentence to " Childish
    has a negative connotation." I didn't erase the 'is' I first typed. That's all!
    Thanks

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    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I didn't identify the mistake.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by phukos View Post
    I accidentally typed: ", childish is generally has a negative connotation."
    I first wrote "Childish is derogatory," but changed the sentence to " Childish
    has a negative connotation." I didn't erase the 'is' I first typed. That's all!
    Thanks

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    phukos :

    It's easier and simpler, for later readers of the thread, just to go back and use the life-saving Edit feature to fix up typos in one's posts. I have the same problem, thinking one thing, deciding on another, but my fingers type a combination salad of the two.

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