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    #1

    Find the mistake

    Find the mistake

    I don`t remember what it was like being a kid.


    Will it be this way


    I don`t remember what it was like as being a kid.


    or

    I don`t remember what it was like being a toddler

    .................................................. .......................

    which one is correct?



    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Find the mistake

    I don`t remember what it was like being a kid.


    Will it be this way


    I don`t remember what it was like as being a kid.


    or

    I don`t remember what it was like being a toddler

    .................................................. .......................

    which one is correct?



    Thanks in advance.
    First, the term "kid" is much more general than "toddler". A toddler is generally used to describe a child who has just begun to walk. "Kid" can refer to a juvenile usually under 18 years. Second, with regard to the choice between the two sentences you posted, the second would be correct.

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    #3

    Re: Find the mistake

    To me, the first sentence is correct (though to be would be an improvement on being) and the second is wrong.

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: Find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    To me, the first sentence is correct (though to be would be an improvement on being) and the second is wrong.

    Rover
    Me too.
    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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    #5

    Re: Find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Find the mistake

    I don`t remember what it was like being a kid.


    Will it be this way


    I don`t remember what it was like as being a kid.


    or

    I don`t remember what it was like being a toddler

    .................................................. .......................

    which one is correct?



    Thanks in advance.
    Well, I thought the post was a choice between the last two sentences. If true, and if BarbD and RoverKE assumed the same, I would argue that the first is not correct. On the other hand, if we are looking at three sentences, then #1 and #3 are correct. Heeeeeellllllpppp!

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    #6

    Re: Find the mistake

    Ah. Let's say it this way: The one with the "as" in black is NOT correct.

    How's that?

    And, as you already said, substituting "toddler" for "kid" is not a logically sound substitution, but it is grammatical.
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    Thank you very much for your help.

    Let me ask again,is there a mistake in this sentence?

    I don`t remember what it was like being a kid.


    If so,what is the mistake?




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    Re: Find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Thank you very much for your help.

    Let me ask again,is there a mistake in this sentence?

    I don`t remember what it was like being a kid.


    If so,what is the mistake?


    No, that sounds fine to me.
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    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Find the mistake

    1. I don`t remember what it was like being a kid.
    2. I don`t remember what it was like as being a kid.

    which one is correct?
    Thanks in advance.
    I don't understand neither #1 nor #2.

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    #10

    Re: Find the mistake

    #1 means that you have no memory of how it felt when you were a child.

    I suppose some may argue that "what it was like to be a kid" may be correct and "being" is not, but the original sounds fine to me and I'd say it either way.

    Edited to fix my typo
    Last edited by Barb_D; 25-Nov-2010 at 02:17.
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