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    implant or instill

    Which one does sound better?

    Parents have the better ability to implant/ instill their ideas into their chidren's minds.

    Thank you for your reply.
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    Re: implant or instill

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Which one does sound better?

    Parents have the better ability to implant/ instill their ideas into their chidren's minds.

    Thank you for your reply.
    A couple of mistakes in your question... have a better....children's

    Now back to your question: check the dictionary for why the answer is instill and can't be implant.

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    Re: implant or instill

    Parents compared to who? Better is used for a comparison. Even ability sounds odd in this sentence but that might just be personal preference.

    Parents have a better ability (than who?) to instill their ideas into their children's minds.

    I'd wait for a teacher to respond as well.

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    Re: implant or instill

    Quote Originally Posted by SanMar View Post
    Better is used for a comparison. Even ability sounds odd in this sentence but that might just be personal preference.

    Parents have a better ability (than who?) to instill their ideas into their children's minds.

    I'd wait for a teacher to respond as well.
    You are right. I assume that the previous sentence mentioned somebody else - teachers, priests, friends, etc. If not, then 'better is inappropriate.

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