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    are not children

    Which are correct:

    1-We are not children to be patronized by the likes of you.

    2-We are not children,to be patronized by the likes of you.



    3-We are not children to be patronized by the likes of you, to be deprived of our independence, to be told what to do.

    4-We are not children, to be patronized by the likes of you, to be deprived of our independence, to be told what to do.

    Meaning: We are not children and therefore you do not have the right to patronize us/to patronize us, deprive us of our rights, tell us what to do.

    I do not think that "2" and "4" work. The comma after "children" seems superfluous to me.

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    Re: are not children

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post


    I do not think that "2" and "4" work. The comma after "children" seems superfluous to me.

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    Navi.

    Agreed. One and three are correct.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: are not children



    ***NOT A TEACHER***
    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:
    No. Your question should be formed in this way: In which of the following sentences is the punctuation correct?
    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 23-Apr-2013 at 14:19. Reason: Space.

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    Re: are not children

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    No.Your question should be formed in this way: In which of the following sentences is the punctuation correct?
    With the exception of the missing question mark, there was nothing wrong with the OP's use of "Which are correct?" It's entirely possible that more than one of them was correct in which case the plural was fine. Sometimes it's not OK to abbreviate a sentence and sometimes it is. This is one of those cases. Even though the OP didn't write "Here are some sentences. Which are correct?", we know that's what he meant.

    While we're talking about punctuation though, Odessa Dawn, I note that you are still failing to put a space after a full stop, as I have marked above in red. Please remember to do that in future.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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