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    Cool shipped/packed me off to the military school?

    Hello amigos!

    At the age of fourteen, My parents shipped/packed me off to the military school.

    Which one is the most appropriate? Could I use " Sent me to the military school" instead of the examples above?

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    Sam

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    Re: shipped/packed me off to the military school?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos!

    At the age of fourteen, My parents shipped/packed me off to the military school.

    Which one is the most appropriate? Could I use " Sent me to the military school" instead of the examples above?
    Hi Sam,

    I am not a teacher and my English is not good. Here are my two cents for your reference only.

    1. My parents shipped/packed me off to the military school

    I think it is okay. They are kind of metaphor. It would be exactly right if you had to go to the school by sea.

    2. Could I use " Sent me to the military school" instead of the examples above?

    Yes, you can. I think it is suitable for any situation and more common.

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    At the age of fourteen, My parents shipped/packed me off to the military school.

    I think there's a mismatch between "
    At the age of fourteen" and the main sentence. The subject is " my parents" and it is impossible for them at 14 at that time. I try to touch them up as belows.

    1) When I was fourteen, my parents sent me to the military school.

    2) At the age of fourteen, I was sent to the military school by my parents.


    Hope teachers here or other forumites can give you a hand genuinely.



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