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    Smile expectant mother

    Please check the following sentences out. Are they acceptable? Which is better?

    (1) You're an expectant mother. It will be good for your health if you take a seat.

    (2) You're a mother-to-be. It will do good to your health if you take a seat.

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    Re: expectant mother

    You're a mother-to-be. It will do good to your health if you take a seat.

    I think this is better。


    how do you think about it







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    Re: expectant mother

    Either expectant mother or mother-to-be is fine.

    It will be good for your health.
    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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    Re: expectant mother

    How about simply saying "Taking a seat is good for you"?

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    Re: expectant mother

    I'm often in favor of a rewrite. You should take a seat would actually be my preference. However, I wanted to comment on the two choices given.
    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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    #6

    Re: expectant mother

    Quote Originally Posted by bonjovitu View Post
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    how do you think about it





    It's hard to say; I just sort of do it ... I can't really help it, as long as I'm conscious.

    Perhaps you mean 'What do you think of that?'

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