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    "0 in 5 ..."

    The real downside of all this advance consumerism? Family stress and general conflict, you betcha. According to a recent Time story, 1 in 5 high-school students say they desperately need a new smartphone or laptop for the new school year. 0 in 5 parents are in agreement.

    Why are there so many back-to-school ads on TV - in midsummer? - The Globe and Mail
    My interpretation is: Parents have not agreed yet with what students are asking for. In other words, parents disagree. Is this correct explanation, please?

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    Re: "0 in 5 ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    My interpretation is: Parents have not agreed yet with what students are asking for. In other words, parents disagree. Is this correct explanation, please?
    Yes. Not a single parent agrees that their child desperately needs a new smartphone or laptop for the new school year. It's an amusing way of saying it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "0 in 5 ..."

    I would be counted among those parents, had The Globe and Mail interviewed me. My daughter, who turns 9 next month, is starting to campaign in order to get a cell phone (she didn't mention "smartphones", though) as a birthday present. So far, the answer has been clear from all sides (parents, grandparents, aunts&uncles):
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: "0 in 5 ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I would be counted among those parents, had The Globe and Mail interviewed me. My daughter, who turns 9 next month, is starting to campaign in order to get a cell phone (she didn't mention "smartphones", though) as a birthday present. So far, the answer has been clear from all sides (parents, grandparents, aunts&uncles):
    Scary, isn't it?
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    Re: "0 in 5 ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Scary, isn't it?
    More than most people believe: Tech Support - the Dry Bones Blog
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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