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    #1

    out of fatherhood

    Does it make sense to use "fatherhood" in the following context?

    - He did his best to help his son out of fatherhood.

    In this case, "out of fraternity" is replaceable for "out of fatherhood"? and

    are the followings also possiblely usable?

    - out of motherhood

    - out of sisterhood or sorority


    please make all of them clear in their usage and meaninngs and thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: out of fatherhood

    If I understand you correctly, I think you mean

    'He did his best as a good father to help out his son'.

    The same construction applies to your other examples.

    Your sentences are not colloquial; we wouldn't say them that way.

    'Fraternal' refers to brothers - not fathers.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: out of fatherhood

    ok thank you for all your corrections and comments.

    I wanted to mean "as a good father, he did his best to help his son."

    Then, is this possible to mean above?

    - Out of fatherhood, he did his best to help his son

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    #4

    Re: out of fatherhood

    Not really, no.
    Out of paternal obligation, he...
    As a caring father, he...
    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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