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    which is more natural?

    hi! teachers here
    which does sound more natural to native English speakers?

    The sentences below are from my essay to be a good math teachers.
    1.Good math teachers are those who inspire self-confidence for their students.
    2. Good math teachers have to inspire self-confidence for their students.

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    Re: which is more natural?

    Both are okay, though I would say in their students, not for their students.

    The first is a description, the second is a requirement.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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