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    idea or belief

    If you give that child the ____ that she is 'poor folks' at her age, she will be “poor folks’ for her rest of her life.
    A. idea B. belief

    Are both answers acceptable from a native's point of view?

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    Jason
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    Re: idea or belief

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    If you give that child the ____ that she is 'poor folks' at her age, she will be “poor folks’ for her the rest of her life.
    A. idea B. belief

    Are both answers acceptable from a native's point of view?

    Thanks again.

    Jason
    I would say yes. I prefer "idea" because "to give someone the idea that" is a recognised phrase but I guess you can give someone a belief ie you make them believe something.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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