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    #1

    believed in stereotypes

    "believe in" has three meanings : belief about existence, value, capability and here which do you think it refers to? "value"?

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    G: Dad, when I get older, I want to design cars, just like you.
    M : What?
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    M: Yeah, Honestly, I though your brother might follow in my footsteps, not you, my daughter.
    G: I didn't think you believed in stereotypes about what girls and boys should do
    M : Okay, You're right. I'm sorry. So why do you want to be a car designer?

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    Re: believed in stereotypes

    not a teacher

    Yes, "value".
    I didn't think you valued the assumptions inherent in stereotypes about boys and girls.

    p.s. Looking at this again keannu, with regard to your suggestion of "value", I think it's better expressed this way.
    I didn't think you accepted the values (principles) inherent in stereotypes about what girls and boys should do.
    Last edited by JMurray; 19-Nov-2013 at 11:08.

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    Re: believed in stereotypes

    I've bumped this because of my additional suggestion.
    Perhaps someone has a better answer.

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    Re: believed in stereotypes

    I would read it as "believe in" + "stereotypes". I think the speaker is suggesting that her father does not think that stereotyping people based on gender is right or acceptable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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