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    Her childhood isn't as bright as it may seem. Is it correct?

    Is it correct to say: 'Her childhood isn't as bright as it may seem.'

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    Re: Her childhood isn't as bright as it may seem. Is it correct?

    It's grammatically correct.

    That's all that can be said for it without more context.

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    Re: Her childhood isn't as bright as it may seem. Is it correct?

    As for the grammar, the sentence is inevitably correct. However, there is a question that sprang into my mind: do we really use the word connection "bright childhood"? To my mind, these two words do not collocate with one another. Despite the fact that bright can mean "happy and lively" (His eyes were bright and hopeful.), under no circumstances would I say that this word connection sounds good, or bright could be used in such a context.
    Being an English buff, but not a native speaker, I would be tremendously interested in whether we use these two words together.
    Last edited by geri96; 11-Apr-2013 at 19:34.

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