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    put around?

    "Good parents don't put their children.....,they give them constructive criticism which helps them to become better people."

    What's the right preposition to plug into the gap? Can it be "around"?

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    Re: put around?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Good parents don't put their children.....,they give them constructive criticism which helps them to become better people."

    What's the right preposition to plug into the gap? Can it be "around"?
    In informal conversation, "down".


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    Re: put around?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Good parents don't put their children.....,they give them constructive criticism which helps them to become better people."

    What's the right preposition to plug into the gap? Can it be "around"?
    * Not a teacher

    I think 'put down' would be OK.

    put down - definition of put down by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    4. Slang
    a. To criticize: put me down for failing the course.

    * It seems like billmcd was faster than me.

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    Re: put around?

    Are there any other options?

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    Re: put around?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Are there any other options?
    * Not a teacher

    Go through the list and you might find other options:

    put down - definition of put down by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    For example:

    put it to (someone)
    Slang
    1. To overburden with tasks or work.
    2. To put blame on.




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    Re: put around?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Are there any other options?
    No, there are no other options in that particular sentence.

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